Issue 20

Retrofitting thermal mass into walls and floors

Retrofitting thermal mass to timber-framed buildings is possible and can make your home that much more comfortable and thermally efficient. Dick Clarke looks at how it’s done.

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Good as new bathroom

Material re-use was the focus of this bathroom renovation in a Victorian brick bungalow.

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High-performing windows

What makes windows and other double glazing units high-achievers in your home?

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Prefab and modular homes

Forget the drab prefab homes of old. Today’s architecturally designed factory-built dwellings are quintessentially modern.

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Blue mountain light

Efficient and sustainable architecturally designed homes are an affordable option for those willing to think small and smart.

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Minimising paved areas in your garden will limit heat radiation and water run-off.