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I'm still utterly bemused as to why the people that have a platform (Roger Bisby for example) do not have a rant about the woefully low level of building standards in the UK. If all new housing that was built in say the the last 10 years was built with proper insulation, with either heat pumps in mind, or actually installed with them... we'd already have 1.4 million suitable houses and be significantly further ahead than we are now.

Instead, even TODAY we're still building hundreds of thousands of houses with sub-standard insulation and gas boilers !!
 

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I'm still utterly bemused as to why the people that have a platform (Roger Bisby for example) do not have a rant about the woefully low level of building standards in the UK. If all new housing that was built in say the the last 10 years was built with proper insulation, with either heat pumps in mind, or actually installed with them... we'd already have 1.4 million suitable houses and be significantly further ahead than we are now.

Instead, even TODAY we're still building hundreds of thousands of houses with sub-standard insulation and gas boilers !!

You are correct,regarding the building standards....i still meet brickies,joiners and ground workers,who have no idea that the building standards listed on the average plans,are the minimum standard.

Not the best,or recommended,or even the most applicable...but just the least they expect.

I have been there at the construction,and also the demolition,of hundreds of local authority standard "full-fill cavity insulation" walls,to see the reason why it's a ridiculous idea.

To be fair to Mr.Bisby,i have watched several of his videos,where he bemoans the minimum standards of the regs,and although he is aware of what type of construction methods,give superior insulation,realises that the decision lies with the customer,and we all know the down side of giving the great British public,the whip-hand?
 
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Ive been involved in a few projects involving these systems, and ill be frank ive seen nothing thats remotely convinced me they are an answer. Many properties just will not be suitable period - & thats before we talk about the Massive cost difference. Ive also been involved with a massive house in the cotswolds, where this chap dedicated a whole field to have piping installed and use a ground source heat pump as supplementary heating to the main gas boiler, it was nothing but trouble, niggles and headaches and very unreliable.
 

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