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BPI Episode 3: Retrofitting and Remodelling a Timber Frame House to EnerPHit Standard

The third episode of BPI provides lessons and thoughts on DIY deep retrofit and radical remodelling for space and amenity.

We visit a 1975 timber frame house, in the western highlands of Scotland, that has been retrofitted to EnerPhit standard, to speak with Es Tresidder, Passivhaus Consultant of John Gilbert Architects, and Ben Adam Smith, self-build expert. They will take a critical look at what worked well on the project, what could be done differently, and the scope for a DIY-led approach to deep retrofit of this building type.

To our knowledge, this is the first deep retrofit of this sort of timber frame house in the UK, and perhaps the first EnerPHit of this type of house worldwide.

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