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43 minutes ago, Locke said:

Lol ok so what?

We need to get the control freaks out of Parliament and Councils and preferably deport them out the country.

Precisely.  Probably a third of homes are Victorian stock, very few owners are going to want to start insulating the outside of them, or reducing living space, so it ' is what it is '

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1 hour ago, Andy T said:

Precisely.  Probably a third of homes are Victorian stock, very few owners are going to want to start insulating the outside of them, or reducing living space, so it ' is what it is '

Indeed. But they'd prefer we all lived in sealed souless rabbit hutches. Problem is I doubt there are more than a handful of post-Victorian houses (certainly very few post WWII ones) that I'd actually want to live in, and I'm not alone there. Some might benefit from chucking a bit more insulation in the loft though, and encouraging that would be more productive than whinging about efficiency targets.

 

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On 3/3/2020 at 9:01 AM, Andy T said:

Precisely.  Probably a third of homes are Victorian stock, very few owners are going to want to start insulating the outside of them, or reducing living space, so it ' is what it is

exactly - this is not news

On 3/3/2020 at 8:15 AM, Locke said:

Lol ok so what?

We need to get the control freaks out of Parliament and Councils and preferably deport them out the country.

FGS

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On ‎03‎/‎03‎/‎2020 at 10:56, Riedquat said:

Indeed. But they'd prefer we all lived in sealed souless rabbit hutches. Problem is I doubt there are more than a handful of post-Victorian houses (certainly very few post WWII ones) that I'd actually want to live in, and I'm not alone there. Some might benefit from chucking a bit more insulation in the loft though, and encouraging that would be more productive than whinging about efficiency targets.

 

Soulless rabbit hutches, soon with no gas supply, electric heating only or new technology such as ground source or air source, but who will foot the bill for the upfront costs?

We've had quite a few years of grants for loft insulation and people knocking on doors offering this, and even British Gas ripping customers off and doing their insultation for free.

Wonder if in the future we'll see deep bore holes being drilled in small Victorian gardens/back yards for ground source heating?

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10 minutes ago, Andy T said:

Soulless rabbit hutches, soon with no gas supply, electric heating only or new technology such as ground source or air source, but who will foot the bill for the upfront costs?

We've had quite a few years of grants for loft insulation and people knocking on doors offering this, and even British Gas ripping customers off and doing their insultation for free.

Wonder if in the future we'll see deep bore holes being drilled in small Victorian gardens/back yards for ground source heating?

Well said.

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35 minutes ago, Andy T said:

Wonder if in the future we'll see deep bore holes being drilled in small Victorian gardens/back yards for ground source heating?

If you can do that and it provides enough heat, and doesn't mean turning the entire garden over to industrial equipment, and it works for that level of high density housing - then fair enough I suppose. Overlooking the "and how's that going to be paid for?" question.

Anyway I'll still blame everything that's happened since - it's all the growth that's happened since they were built that's the problem rather than those houses (that they all started with coal fires and contributed significantly towards poor urban air quality is history anyway). Too much is "well we've effed up overall so we've got to drag everything down to the level of the mess we've made."

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3 hours ago, Andy T said:

 

Wonder if in the future we'll see deep bore holes being drilled in small Victorian gardens/back yards for ground source heating?

Its not a bad idea is it - or even have a shared one between 3 or 4 houses - is there any promising research in this area ? Ground source heat pumps depend on the slightly warmer temperatures below ground - deep bore holes could exploit a much greater temp differential

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11 hours ago, bear.getting.old said:

The BBC is best ignored. They seem to have swapped putting out Anti Brexit biased bull news stories out for climate change crap every single day. It needs taking off air

Greta has been in Brussels today meeting Ursula von der Leyen and speaking at the EU parliament. She was not happy!

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/greta-thunberg-dismisses-eu-commission-climate-law-plans-39015338.html.

 

 

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8 hours ago, MARTINX9 said:

Greta has been in Brussels today meeting Ursula von der Leyen and speaking at the EU parliament. She was not happy!

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/greta-thunberg-dismisses-eu-commission-climate-law-plans-39015338.html.

Well she's hell-bent on turning the world into a miserable, sterile sh1thole who isn't happy with even small steps in that direction so that's hardly surprised. And is quite happy to keep flying around telling everyone.

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Asthma is usually a allergy to dust-mite faeces or black mold spores.  The incidence of asthma is increasing constantly.

So how is sealing the boxes in which asthmatics live going to turn out?

 

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