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VORBILD Architecture

@vv0123 : We may differ in our opinions here, but if you insulate your home better (which triple glazing does in relation to double glazing), you are using less heat to keep it warm. It is difficult to argue on "ecofriendliness" when looking at the costs alone. The initial cost is mostly more than "just" satisfying building regulations requirements, the saving comes over the years and most importantly, the saving of resources.

All of these upgrades, as mentioned above, have to be seen in context. What I mean by this for this particular topic is that if you have no or very little thermal insulation on your walls, then double glazing wins over triple glazing in my view. If you have however the chance to upgrade the thermal insulation on your walls significantly (meaning, more than required by building regulations), then it makes sense to also upgrade, in this case, the glazing to "one more step up".

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Ace Your Space

I good article that I think demonstrates that this is a complex matter as each property and project needs treating differently.
An expert on this is Roger Hunt - I heard him on a podcast.
His latest book is : Old House Eco Handbook: A Practical Guide to Retrofitting for Energy-Efficiency & Sustainability

Gay Evans - I've also wondered about these lamps as they seem to be everywhere are are very beautiful. In John Lewis the other day they had a few and I noticed that one model was an LED version. So you'd need to shop carefully but it is possible (although I find it annoying that they are still making and selling such inefficient lighting).

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rfieldhouse78

No mention of heat pumps or differences between boiler types?

   

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