Category: Parity Thoughts

With the amount of organisations out there offering ‘energy audits’ or ‘energy assessments’ these days, particularly since the demise of the Government’s Green Deal scheme, it can be difficult to know where to start looking if you’re a homeowner. While...
Its highly likely that its only in the last few days that you’ve had to think about how cold your house is. There has been a lot of talk recently about the removal of many of the incentives to retrofit i.e....
One key area of retrofit that we are repeatedly asked about by Home Energy Masterplan clients is solid wall insulation (SWI). This isn’t surprising when you consider that there are over 8 million homes in the UK with solid, uninsulated...
Now that we’re officially into autumn, it’s fast approaching that time of year again when many of us (myself included) start thinking about how soon is ‘too soon’ to stick the heating on. Having spent most of last week working...
It’s often argued that introducing deep retrofit to a property increases the risk of overheating. In this post I’ll attempt to show why a properly designed deep retrofit shouldn’t cause overheating and how, by following some simple tips, you should be...
At Parity we always try our best to practice what we preach. That’s why just under a year ago we launched our own cycle to work scheme. Unlike the cycle to work schemes provided by some employers as part of...
Today we’ve seen the news emerge that the long-awaited regulations imposing minimum standards for private rented homes have been laid in parliament. The regulations are much as expected, specifying that homes will need to meet a minimum energy performance of...