The cost of heating these beautiful but draughty properties has soared in recent years, and people are finding them too expensive to live in.
Ensuring that Britain’s period homes are warm and energy efficient, so people want to live in them, is essential to preserving these properties for posterity. For many of us, heritage buildings are part of the beauty and character of Britain and are a source of great enjoyment.
On a practical level, rebuilding Britain’s old housing stock would take 270 years so is impossible in the foreseeable future. According to the BBC, 80 per cent of the homes that we will inhabit in 2050 have already been built, so it’s imperative we retrofit them with insulation and thermally efficient glazing. And we need to do so at a rate of 1.4 homes per minute.
Mitchell & Dickinson have a love of old buildings and a commitment to bring them up to modern standards of thermal efficiency sympathetically and without compromising their character and beauty.