Two Up, Two Down

New home, new life, new challenges. Buying the Victorian House of the Future... In late 2007, whilst walking with my mum who was visiting from London, we passed a row of 1930s semis set up on the slopes above the Kennet and Avon Canal, opposite allotments and opening up to a panoramic view of the …

Retrofitting

In the context of the climate and nature emergency, retrofitting for energy efficiency is the adaptation of buildings to consume less energy for heating and cooling. In my opinion, it should also embrace within its definition adaptation to the already rising temperatures and extreme weather events that will result from global warming. Retrofitting is cited …

Therapeutic Spaces

In 2005, I was lucky enough to be awarded a travelling fellowship to study Community and Conservation based Regeneration Projects in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Germany by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT). I looked at buildings and places that brought disparate communities together to overcome hardship and inequalities. My research found regeneration projects …

Quick Wins

A guide to DIY and low/no cost adaptations to your home to help reduce energy consumption and utility bills. When looking for ways to make my own two bedroomed Victorian house energy efficient, even as a full-time working professional I could not afford the big budget gestures such as wall insulation or air source heat …

The Writing’s on the Wall

As part of the Forest of the Imagination Festival in Bath, I am seeking funding to realise a project inspired by my children as a response to the climate and ecological emergency. My children produced a list, in their own handwriting and in their own words, describing what they thought should be done to avert …

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