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How we insulated our Victorian home

Judith Leary-Joyce tells the story of how she turned her late Victorian end of terrace house from cold to cosy with insulation and draught-proofing.

Retrofitting a 1901 end of terrace (with the environment in mind)

We knew from the outset that we would have to go down the eco route – I’m far too much of a vigilante to do anything else. The big limitation was our knowledge. The problem with starting so blind is that we were sure to miss something and now it’s too late to put it right. So one learning was that we should have employed an Eco Builder rather than go with good ‘normal’ builders who were also flying blind.

Reduce Energy Use At Home

At Sustainable St Albans, we have two thermal imaging cameras for loan. They have been borrowed by over 300 people across the district over the last six years..find out what you can discover with the camera – and how to borrow it!