Elisabeth and Catherine will be sharing their thoughts and experiences throughout the retrofit process.
Keep up to date with the project through their regular posts.
Insights from Elisabeth:
My daughter and I have lived in the house in Birmingham for five years now.
In the summer, our house is hot\warm as well as comfortable to live in. However, sometimes the floor is quite cold and there is lots of dust but apart from that our house is a great building to live in during summer. In the winter, it is a different story, our house is uncomfortable to live in because the house is too cold and damp. We can’t live without switching on central heating on all the time and still the house is not warm enough, for that reason I spend a lot of money to pay energy bills and sometimes I can’t afford it.
From our discussions with the team at Beattie Passive, after the retrofit, we are expecting to have an external new building with new triple glazed windows and new doors, a much warmer house during winter and comfotable during summer. We are hoping to save money which I spend on gas and electricity bills as well as being able to save energy and reduce carbon emission. Another great thing is that by having a ventilation system we will live in a dust free house and much healthier lifestyle. Can’t wait!