The Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment, by the Construction Products Association (CPA), is a first step in setting out the various ways in which homes can be upgraded. It begins from first principles and highlights what needs to be done before work starts and then focuses on the main elements of the home - the floor; walls, windows, roof, heating and hot water. It concludes with a series of case studies which show the different scale of activity that can be undertaken, ranging from low cost work on walls, lofts and floors, through to radical renovations of the whole structure.
The information is presented in a way that will be of value to a wide audience - the informed householder trying to decide where to start on their property, the builder looking to advise their clients on the most cost effective solution for them, as well as regulators and politicians who need to understand the challenges ahead.
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