At the heart of Hanover

Warmer Hanover Houses

A free exhibition with presentations and discussions about how to improve insulation values in Hanover homes.

Hanover Centre, 1st November 2012, from 3.30pm

  • How can we make Hanover houses warmer?
  • Can we wrap up a whole street?
  • What can you do in a single home?
  • How can we solve the special problems of old houses?

Exhibition  from 3.30pm. Talks 5.00 – 7.30pm.

5.00pm      Introduction – Paul Norman/Jackie Strube HASL
5.15pm      Hanover Housing – how best to improve?

Alex Hunt from the Green Building Partnership will present the results of the 50 detailed energy surveys carried out earlier this year using government LEAF funding.  Alex is a sustainable building professional and runs local building company Bright Green Homes

5.45pm     Retrofit

Personal experience of doing major improvements on a Hanover House – Paul Early.  Paul has improved his house in Whichelo Place; measures include external wall insulation, new windows and solar panels. Hear about how he achieved this and how effective it has been in reducing his energy bills.

6.15pm     Condensation and ventilation

Problems and solutions for older housing – Toby Rollestone from Macconvilles.  Toby is a Director at Brighton firm MacConvilles Surveying and is an expert on older buildings. Lots of Hanover houses have problems with condensation – Toby will consider possible options for solving the problem.

6.45pm     Insulating a street

Results of the Southampton Street LEAF funded project  – Duncan Baker Brown, BBM Sustainable Design. In March this year, local green architect Duncan, with sustainability consultants Phlorum, considered how to apply insulation to the outside walls of a whole terrace.  Southampton Street was used  as  a case study and, based on detailed measurements and studies, Duncan shows how it could be done.

Free refreshments. View poster here.