It seems remarkable that they sent a man to the moon in the 60's but they were still building houses with no insulation for decades after.
Yes, you have the absurd situation where planning would rather see old houses fall into ruin then be restored to anything other than their particular (and vastly expensive) Hobbiton vision of its history. On the other hand you have shit mass housing being thrown up for peanuts and sold for pine nuts that may not even last the length of the mortgage.
So actually, new builds these days are pretty good I'd say.
photos of every insulation junction to be taken at all stages of the build, for every plot, to be given to the SAP assessor and Building Control Officer…Whether or not it is workable in reality, is another question.
Quote from: SamT on November 10, 2022, 01:28:47 pmphotos of every insulation junction to be taken at all stages of the build, for every plot, to be given to the SAP assessor and Building Control Officer…Whether or not it is workable in reality, is another question. Anyone who’s spent time on a large housing development in recent years knows how likely that is to happen Cue site managers creating folders of stock images to submit and/or do swapsies with colleagues. It’ll be a tick-box exercise at best unfortunately.
Or new build city apartments that are only designed with a 25 year design life an no way to inspect the joints, resulting in zero value home reports 20 years later.....
Likewise it'd stop the first time someone put in a claim against them retrospectively.
Sorry to hear that Paul.
Sorry to hear that Paul. I really do pity the people who’ve bought some of these houses. What you describe isn’t unusual and will be the tip of the iceberg. I’ve heard anecdotally that the volume housebuilders have taken the view that it’s more profitable for them to throw up shit quality houses and then cough up on remedials if and when people complain rather than build properly in the first place.
their door had a U value of 0.4. This is not possible is it given there is a large glass panel, no option for triple glazing and the composite door is mainly wood?
So I’m back to my original question, anyone know of any thermally efficient exterior door manufactures?
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