A lot is talked about how to make homes more energy efficient and there are many ways to do it, so it can all seem rather confusing. This page has links to a number of case studies of local people who have carried out modifications to their homes to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.
This type of modification is normally referred to as retrofitting. Retrofitting
When reading these case studies please be aware that:
- Any costs mentioned may be different for your home as most of our homes are in some way unique and prices vary considerably. Technology tends to become cheaper over time, grants change and labour costs tend to increase.
- Details of products and installers are provided for information only and cannot be considered as endorsements by Climate Action Stokesley and Villages.
List of house (year of retrofit / rebuild / conversion) with a summary of the type of project each case study describes:
- Riverslea, Stokesley (2019) – adding renewable energy technologies to a 1973 EPC C house
- Heatherley, Great Ayton (2006) – insulating and adding renewables technologies to 1949 detached house
- Bungalow, Hutton Rudby (2019) – a fabric first approach to making a cosy home with multiple renewable technologies
- Beck Cottage, Swainby (2013) – a retrofit rebuild turning a dilapidated 1955 bungalow into a cost 2013 home
- Barn House, Busby (2017) – a conversion of a modern barn into a PassivHaus