The Enhabit Blog

The Airtightness of a building – why it matters for your comfort and health

How airtight does your home need to be? That seems a simple question, but the answer is actually qui...

Battery storage with solar PV – the way forward, or too much of a hard cell?

An engineer’s viewpoint on the pros and cons of residential battery storage in 2018 You don’t h...

Enhabit Manages Projects

Enhabit likes to get things done and we like those things to be done properly.  Not least because t...

Do MVHR Systems work with air conditioning, fireplaces and kitchen cooker hoods?

An MVHR system is a relatively new piece of kit for the UK residential market, as our building stock...

What the new “35 per cent” London Carbon Plan means for new developments

As of October 2016, the London Plan requires some significant reductions in carbon emissions for new...

Enhabit working with Passivhaus Trust to promote Passive House amongst self-build community

As part of our commitment to supporting low energy design in all aspects of construction in the UK, ...

Getting the Service(s) you deserve …

Building a comfortable low-energy home is all about the fabric right? Everybody says that a ‘fabri...

Green Deal was no deal for consumers

Today the Public Accounts Committee released their findings of their enquiry on the reasons for the ...

A night to remember, launching Enhabit

On what turned out to be a balmy Spring evening, a large gathering of clients, investors, senior in...

Introducing…Enhabit

The invitation to our launch was a little cryptic, but now the covers can come off and we would li...

Summer Overheating in the Headlines

Summer has finally arrived and has done so with some aplomb. Wimbledon and the first Ashes test matc...

What about those windows?

According to the National Insulation Association windows and doors typically account for 20% of all ...

It’s time to take control

According to the DECC Public Attitudes Tracker, 28% of us are giving a lot of thought to saving ener...

Easy wins – simple and cost effective ways to cut energy bills and increase comfort

Easy wins are those measures which can be adopted without major cost, disruption and can often be in...

Case study in condensation

Poor design or implementation of retrofit measures can lead to unintended consequences - one of the ...

Insulating suspended timber floors

Now that we’re (almost) through another winter, we have had a number of calls from clients who fel...

A guide to buying LEDs

Although statistics vary, somewhere between 16% and 19% of global power consumed is used for lightin...

How does a passivhaus handle the summer heat?

This is our second summer of experience from one of our passivhaus retrofits. The good news is that,...