We are Architects and Energy Consultants with over 20 years experience based in Derry. We have the skills and tools necessary to offer a unique high quality design service in low energy sustainable buildings. As part of our design service for extensions and smaller jobs, we will show you how to save around £500 of your energy bills with a payback of about 2 years.
Warmer Homes are Better Homes and Saves you Money
Save £500 of the energy bills of a 3 bed semi-detached house or £1,000 with larger homes by making your home better to live in.
Save up to £500 a year with Works that payback in around 1 year
Additional insulation to the Hot water Cylinder & Pipes costs around £25-£50 and saves around £50-£75 a year.
Fitting a thermostat costs £50-£100 and saves around £100-£150 a year.
Upgrading to low energy lights costs £150-£200 and saves £100-£150 a year.
Improving air tightness and filling gaps around insulation costs £150-£200 and saves around £150-£200 a year.
Fitting thermostatic radiator valves costs up to £200 and saves around £100 a year. Turning the heating down by 1°C can also save £100 a year.
Save £100-£250 a year with Works that payback in 2-5 years
Top up loft insulation costs about £250 and saves around £50 a year. Top up cavity wall insulation costs around £400 and saves £50 per year. If the cavity wall or loft have no insulation fitted then the savings are around £200 a year.
Save up to £1,000 a year with Works that payback in over 5 years.
A new condensing boiler or photovoltaic panels generally pay for themselves in around 7 to 10 years. Upgrading from single to new double glazed windows will return your investment in around 20 years.
We recommend the Smaller Works are completed before looking at the larger, long term investments. We can also advise on other renewable technologies and can also build an energy model of your home to calculate the benefits and payback of these investments.
Energy Efficiency Facts
Buildings are currently responsible for 40% of all carbon emissions.
A quarter of energy use from buildings is generally regarded as 'low hanging fruit' and can be cost effectively saved with little or no disruption.
Energy Efficiency, pound for pound, is one of the best investments available.
Energy Efficiency is planned to provide up to a half of the carbon reduction required to prevent global temperatures exceeding 2°C.
new build and extensions
warm home upgrades