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Passive Solar Design

Category: Conversion Design Advice September 17th, 2010 by mbc

The opportunities for truly engaging with and implementing Passive Solar Design may be minimal on a conversion project – the orientation of the building is set and there may be limited opportunities for large glazed openings that can provide optimal solar gain.

But do what you can to maximise (openings) and manage (through materials, colours, blinds and shutters) your solar gain – it makes sense!

Snippets on MBC

Rather than my usual wordy ramblings I thought I’d challenge myself to come up with some short gems of (throw-away) advice on how I think you should go about a conversion… Snippets …this is one!

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Heating & Hot Water – a solution?
From the start of this project, I’ve been through numerous options regarding the method by which we’ll heat the barn and generate hot water for domestic purposes.

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Step 11 = space usage and purpose
… Rooms – what, where and why? I think in the UK we take a strange approach to consideration of houses, judging a potential home, first and foremost by reference…

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Sketchup
I’ve been dabbling with Google Sketchup recently.

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