A biomass boiler (from £9,000 including installation) feeds your central heating and hot water. They don’t need direct sunlight to work – so you can generate on a cloudy day – but you’ll need to attach them to a roof or wall that faces within 90 degrees of south. Do be aware, though, that if you’re working with a heritage home, you will need to make sure you retain the breathability of the building fabric to avoid problems with damp. For more information, follow our guide to how to insulate a period house.
This charming New England-style home is the product of a nine month remodelling project on a tired home in a large plot. This existing red brick bungalow has been remodelled byTransform Architectsusing an updated palette of materials, a new single-storey rear extension and a new entrance canopy roof to the existing front door. Rachel and John MacElvogue … Read More