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Links to reliable sources of information

Note: While every effort has been made by the authors to ensure that these links are accurate and up to date as at the date of publication, they accept no responsibility or liability in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any inconvenience, loss, damage, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by anyone as a result of any advice or information contained in this guide (except to the extent that such liability may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law).

Building Regulations and Historic and Traditional buildings

There are certain exemptions to the standard Part L1B building requirements for Historic and Traditional buildings, but applicants must follow the specific advice of English Heritage. See here.


Glass and Glazing Federation  quick assessment developed with the Energy Savings Trust. click here

English Heritage research re Sash Windows. click here 

English Heritage research re draught proofing. click here


English Heritage research re insulating solid walls . click here

Energy Savings Trust re external wall insulation click here 


English Heritage on roof insulation.

     For rafter level roof insulation. click here

     For ceiling level roof insulation. click here

Green Deal

Government scheme to encourage energy assessments and provide loans for energy improvements and renewable energy. click here


Superhomes An organisation that encourages homeowners to minimise energy requirements and has a programme of Open Homes for local people to visit. click here


The National Trust Energy and Environment "By harnessing the power of nature and being careful with the energy we use, the places we find special can be beautiful forever." click here