WARM Team visit Adam Dadebys Retrofit project

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WARM Team visit Adam Dadebys Retrofit project

The Warm Team stoppped work on their PHPP and Therm calculations on Friday afternoon and went off to seek out Adam Dadeby’s ‘extreme’ Retrofit project in Dartington. Not a project for the faint-hearted!

Adam is currently retrofitting a 1970’s house to the Passivhaus Standard. The existing house has been taken back to its original cavity wall shell, and extended, in preparation for the fitting of external wall insulation and a render system. Further insulation will be used to fill the previously somewhat moist wall cavity. The internal floor make up will also incorporate further insulation.

Adam very kindly took us around the site to show us the general progress, and introduced us to his partner for the scheme – Jonathan. Jonathan was busy trialing airtight tapes on OSB – this will form the basis of the internal layer in the ground floor extension.