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Tackling the Problem of Hard to Heat Homes - Saturday 12 February, Albert Halls

posted 3 Feb 2011, 11:21 by BofA CC Secretary   [ updated 3 Feb 2011, 11:23 by John Boyle ]

Tackling problem of hard to heat homes - Saturday 12th February, Lesser Hall, Albert Halls, Stirling - free admission

This winter’s icy spell has highlighted the dilemma of Stirling families who live in hard to heat homes.  Dubbed “hard to treat”, homeowners often feel they are getting conflicting advice, with expensive or time-consuming solutions.  However, recent work by Historic Scotland shows there are solutions emerging which can bring cosy homes at an affordable expense. Environmental charity Going Carbon Neutral Stirling (GCNS) will be providing practical assistance and advice, mostly based on Historic Scotland’s experiences, at an event in Stirling’s Albert Hall on Saturday, February 12.

The “Cosy Homes” seminar, from 2pm to 5pm, is aimed at owners of properties which are hard to heat due to having large rooms, solid stone walls, being “listed” or part of a conservation area.

Expert speakers will include Moses Jenkins, senior technical officer with Historic Scotland’s technical conservation group, and Chris Morgan, one of just a handful of architects in Scotland to have gained sustainable design accreditation. His Dunblane-based firm, Locate Architects, have been involved in certified “passivhaus” projects.  After the talks, those attending can book one-to-one slots with the experts. There will also be a number of stalls featuring companies with products specifically for hard to heat homes in the areas of insulation, heating controls and glazing. GCNS staff will also be on hand to take note of the needs and problems of those attending and to co-ordinate plans for bulk buying and other community-wide initiatives that could save money.

Tackling problem of hard to heat homes - Saturday 12th February, Lesser Hall, Albert Halls, Stirling - free admission

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