This blog is about the thoughts, information, plans and realities of attempting an energy efficient refurbishment of a bungalow. One that is to become our new home. Now that our children have all grown up and found their own homes our long term house is far too big for us. So we have set about finding another that will be more suitable for our future needs.

This is a wonderful opportunity, but one we approach with care, and not a little trepidation. It will be a big change, reducing in size and choosing and adapting somewhere that will do us for, we hope, many years to come as our needs and capabilities change. The actual location is not relevant to this discussion, which is concerned with the building itself. Suffice to say that we have taken three or four years of careful thought and exploration choosing a location that suits our envisaged lifestyle, now and through into the future.

If you want to find out more about how to create a home that is suited to the modern. low energy, lifestyle, then we invite you to join us on our journey. This is not a journey we undertake to be pioneers, but one that will have an approach to deliver a comfortable and welcoming living space at low cost – but building on the latest ideas and techniques to achieve our objective. We are not building professionals, but are prepared to learn what is necessary and to share those lessons with you.

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Time moves on and we have now purchased our new home and moved in. The sale & purchase was not without its very fraught times, but we got there, or rather – here.

To follow the story of Phase 1 click here to link.