Retrofitting a Victorian House in Bristol
The House is a Victorian detached house built in 1875. As the majority of properties in this area of Bristol, the house had a lot of damp issues, no cavity walls or wall insulation and no DPC. In order to create a more sustainable and a healthier house it has been decided to retrofit the house in order to meet the current British Standard trying to lower the Carbon emission due to heat loss.
The opportunity for new build in this part of town is pretty much zero so the clients were always tied into having to do something to an existing building. Most of the buildings here are Victorian terraced houses. There are some exceptions to that as a result of the 70s, but the vast majority of homes are from the late 19th, early 20th century and so the clients were forced into retrofitting rather than doing a new build.
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