Uist Hard to Treat Housing

Compliance, Hab-Lab, LocateArch, Measurement

Following an excellent conference on ‘hard to treat’ housing refurbishment in Uist in 2011, the idea for a ‘real’ research project into alternative refurbishment strategies was born.

Sustainable Uist were extremely supportive in helping to highlight the benefits of another approach to upgrading housing in an area where the costs of conventional upgrading are prohibitive and the ‘real world’ issues of hebridean conditions little understood.

With Sustainable Uist, we developed an alternative refurbishment strategy which challenges conventional thinking, focussing on airtightness more than ‘U’ values, drawing in a number of wider performance issues, and (hopefully) showing the way to a more cost effective route to warmer, more comfortable and energy efficient homes on the Western Isles and elsewhere.

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