How to make your cold house warmer - 11 Feb

  • Are you feeling those cold outside walls when you sit down of an evening after a busy day?
  • Are you wincing at the amount of gas you are burning, even if you can easily afford it?
  • Are you struggling to work out what to do about it?
  • Are you looking for information you can trust?

This event will help you find your way to having a warmer, more comfortable house next winter.  And, if you can imagine it in February, a house that is not so oppressively hot in a heatwave.

We will start with Becky James who will give us a short introduction to Green Deal Together, a community interest company set up by the National Energy Foundation.  Green Deal Together is an accredited Green Deal Provider backed by a consortium of Local Authorities in the South and East of England, including Cherwell District Council.

Then before the break, our very own Robert Dyson will, in a nutshell, explain heat, how it moves through a house, and how to keep warm.

After tea/coffee and biscuits Robert will present the story of how he had his house insulated on the outside, with lots of photos.  Robert’s house was built in the 1930s with solid brick walls which are very cold.  You can tell if you have solid walls because they will be only 9 or 10 inches thick (230-250mm) measured through a window.  A modern cavity wall will be around a foot thick (300mm).  (If you can see the bricks, the pattern gives it away.)  Robert delivered a version of this at a KvsCC event 15 months ago.

We will also have Dale Hoyland of the National Energy Foundation in attendance with materials on energy efficiency in the home.

If you know someone who is feeling the pain of a hard-to-heat house, please encourage them to come along.  You don’t have to be a home owner.  Talking to a landlord from a position of knowledge is a good position to be in.

Offers of help.  If you would like to help on the night, or put up a poster, or get involved, email us or call us on 01865 379913 for a chat.

February 11, 2014 at 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Kidlington Baptist Church Hall (car park entrance)
Baptist Church Hall High Street
Kidlington OX5 2DS
United Kingdom
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Steve Gerrish · · 01865 379913

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  • Sarah Wood
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