Increasing energy-efficiency requirements are calling for greater levels of insulation. This has implications for both new-build and retrofit projects, and each hold different complications and opportunities. This month we look at how the regulations affect what products architects are specifying.
A selection of the products specified for StudioKAP’s Linsiadar House
Natural insulation materials such as hemp, sheep’s wool and fl ax are becoming widely recognised for their sustainability. A growing concern for the environment, alongside a need to reduce the energy consumption of built stock, has resulted in a fl ourishing market for these materials.
The government has relaxed planning rules in a bid to make insulating homes easier
[DATE FOR THE DIARY] Architects will have a chance to both hear architect Eun Young Yi speak, see his work and pick up some CPD points at an event at St Katherine’s Dock, London on 25 April