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Solid fuel burners 1: pollution, overheating and regulation

Topic: UK building regulations, heating, Regulation, Biomass, Wood burner, Stove, Solid fuel

Are solid fuel burners appropriate in a modern new build home? Can they be incorporated into an eco home without ruining it's green credentials? 

Burning solid fuels like wood or briquettes is an attractive option for a living room but tends to generate particulate air pollution and over-produce heat. Here we discuss...

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Solid fuel burners 1: pollution, overheating and regulation

Psi-values: What are they and why do they matter?

Topic: UK building regulations, Building performance, Regulation, SAP

In this article we look at the impact of psi-values and why they matter. Psi-values are a measure of the heat loss of a junction between two fabric elements, eg floor and external wall. These junctions are called non-repeating thermal bridges.

Previous iterations of the UK Building Regulations have raised awareness of...

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Psi-values: What are they and why do they matter?

Apartment innovations 1: fifth generation heat networks

Topic: heating, District heating, heat network, Net zero, Domestic hot water, Low temperature heat network, Fifth generation, 5th generation, Regulation

There are many innovations transforming building services driven mainly by the huge challenge of achieving Net Zero targets. In a series of articles, we look at these innovations specifically where they are appropriate for apartment blocks.

Fifth-generation heat network technology uses disseminated energy sources and...

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Apartment innovations 1: fifth generation heat networks

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