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Tales from the Joist End

Retrofit projects require careful detailing to secure the necessary energy efficiency improvements without compromising the building fabric. In the second of our articles on retrofit, we’re going to take a...

5 Barriers to Retrofit

In the first of a new series on Retrofit, we look at the main barriers to making serious energy efficiency improvements to our existing housing stock. The collapse of coal and...

Carbon Negative Farm Steading

This carbon negative conversion of a farm steading in Northumberland blends into a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. One building stood out for me at last year’s RIBA awards ceremony....

Energy-Efficient Living at Hexham Gate

A new collection of low-energy homes in Hexham is raising the ‘energy-efficiency’ bar for developer housing in the region. The terms eco-friendly, sustainable and low-energy are common in the language...

Low Carbon Living in Mickley

A new family house near Stocksfield demonstrates that low carbon living can be both stylish and affordable. A couple of weeks ago, I called in to meet Liam Newton and...

Bucking the Trend

We reveal the mysteries of how to design and build better homes. The Racecourse Estate in Houghton le Spring is an anomaly. It is to say the least a very...

Spacehus: Zero Carbon Homes in Blyth

Spacehus delivers a pilot project of four zero carbon homes in Blyth offering tenants a life without energy bills. February saw the unveiling of four new low-energy homes in Northumberland,...

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