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Posted by Rod Speed on October 8, 2004, 7:02 pm
 


houses.

Corse they do. They dont normally amount
to in 30-50% of a typical fuel bill tho.


Some do, some dont. Most obviously slab on the ground doesnt.


But nothing like 30-50% of a typical fuel bill.


But nothing like 30-50% of a typical fuel bill.


Those holes need to be to outside to matter.


track.  It still vibrates the house.  In front of us,

strong winds may be enough to create a leak where one

But nothing like 30-50% of a typical fuel bill.


looking and until you start living in it and until the

all leaks sealed.

But nothing like 30-50% of a typical fuel bill.



Posted by News on October 8, 2004, 7:22 pm
 


modern houses.

In the UK it is approx 40%. They were to introduce an air door test on new
houses.  At the last minute they dropped it under pressure from large
developers.  80% of all houses in the UK are built by about 20 large
companies.  In 1990 they described insulation increases in the building regs
as a "cosmetic exercise".  They are so big and powerful they can virtually
dictate.  Sort of like in a banana republic.



Posted by Rod Speed on October 8, 2004, 7:41 pm
 

Dont believe it.


Dont believe that either.


And those regs happened anyway.


Bullshit. Most obviously with the insulation increases in the building regs.


Nothing like in fact.



Posted by nicksanspam on October 8, 2004, 7:54 pm
 

Check out US "Energy Star" houses (with a 0.3 ACH target that's rarely met),
R2000 Canadian houses, and standards for Austrian, Swedish, and German houses.
Every new low-income house in Philadelphia is blower-door tested.

Nick


Posted by Rod Speed on October 8, 2004, 8:11 pm
 

None of that says anything useful about UK houses.


Neither does that.



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