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Published on: 26 Jul 2016 by bhqonline

Raviv Dozetas: RECOMENDATIONS

It is recommended that the floor be investigated
to see if it is indeed joists, if so insulation boards can be placed in between
the joists.

If itis hard floor then it is recommended
to dig up between 5-7 inches and insert a layer of insulation to specification.

It’s also worth  considering an coil type underfloor heating
that is connected to the gas central heating system, this must be connected to
a central thermostat that will digitally monitor the temperature and reduce the
heating output if required ,thus reducing excess gas consumption, reducing
bills, and  carbon emissions.

(Bing.com, 2016)

The above two
diagrams show the two options to retro fit insulation into the house, one an
over the solid floor approach, the other in between the joists system by
Kingspan.

 

This diagram shows the
scenario if the floor is found to be solid (this was not ascertainable as no
floor coverings were lifted),it is suggested that a underfloor heating system
be installed, here as can be seen the coils of hollow plastic pipe are coiled around
the surface area, this is connected to the gas central heating system, where
the hot water is pumped to the required area of 
the house ,this is wired to a digitalthermostat

 

A digital thermostat such
a this model shown will ensure that the boiler is producing only enough output
the reach  the desired temperature, with the other added efficiencies in this report

Kitchen

 

The kitchen has not been ignored, rather
it is incorporated in the suggestions of the other houses upgrades which are dealt
with in this report, factors such as gas central heating and wall insulation
would equally apply to the kitchen.

 

The outhouse (show picture here)

A small outhouse has been built as an extension
to the kitchen

The challenges in this room are a
draughty door and single glazed windows.

 

Recommendations

 

It is recommended to double glaze these
windows.

Replace the door with a new UPVC door.

The roof space is recommended to install
a layer of mineral wood insulation.

 

Results

The outcome will be an insulated outhouse.

This will reduce any heat loss from the
kitchen to the outside.

Again as in the vestibule conservatory
the insulated outhouse will act as a buffer zone to protect the heat loss.

 

Current
boiler. (pictures)

It is recommended that the current boiler
is replaced with an A rated boiler, the additional expenditure will be
recovered with the reduced heating bills over time, so this system pays for
itself

(This is Money,
2016)

 

WINDOWS

Current
systems

The current windows throughout the house
are a mix of single and double glazed units.

No standard or kite marks were seen on
any of the windows (suggesting they are not of high performance standard)

 

The conservation area would prohibit the
installation of new upvc windows in a white frame, it is assumed that the
current window systems are not insulating  and thus as effective as could be expected.

 

Treacle slits-treacle slits were not
seen on any of the windows, this feature is essential for airflow and would be
recommended on the  new sash style upvc
windows that would be made of real wood

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