• Energy efficient holidays with Haven Energy efficient holidays with Haven Making our homes draughtproof, warm and cosy is very important to that sense of being safely tucked away, insulated from the elements and focussing on family as autumn gives way to winter and seasonal festivities. But what if you don’t want to celebrate the season at home? Energy efficient holidays are ...
  • Energy efficiency: A to Z of draughtproofing Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency is the goal for every home. Consider the forms of energy householders use, mainly gas and electricity, oil, coal and wood, with niche use of other fuels. All of these fuels come with a cost, both financial and environmental. Aiming for optimum energy efficiency will bring down bills and reduce your carbon ...
  • Draughts: A to Z of draughtproofing Draughts Draughts are part and parcel of any home. Defined as “A current of cool air in a room or other confined space”, draughts are generally unwelcome unlike a nice refreshing breeze on a warm day. In simple terms draughts find their way in uninvited and make you uncomfortable whereas a breeze is something we go ...
  • Catflaps: A to Z of draughtproofing Catflaps Catflaps – cat owners will know all about these. Do you prefer a prolonged rattle and bang every time your cat goes through the catflap together with a draught round the ankles, or getting up every five minutes to open the door for your cat? These have traditionally been the options for cat owners whose cats ...
  • Building regulations: A to Z of draughtproofing Building regulations Building regulations give a specification for many aspects of constructing a house. Building regulations for England are laid out in the Building Act 1984. Part L deals with “conservation of fuel and power” and covers: the insulation values of building elements, the allowable area of windows, doors and other openings, air permeability of the structure, ...