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The finished Product Our latest briefing on microgeneration and incentives

Initial Encraft modelling shows that modest returns (6% over 20 years) should still be achievable under the new tariff regime for solar pv systems, provided they are combined with storage. The government has confirmed new feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates for microgeneration […]

SONY DSC Kate Ashworth discusses transformation of the energy system

Our head of distributed energy, Kate Ashworth, features in an article by Roger Hunt in the latest edition of Show Home, arguing that smart technologies will drive fundamental transformation in UK energy networks.

Is retrofit better than new build?

In our latest viewpoint, Passivhaus Consultant Will Morton argues that deep retrofit is often better than demolition and new build, and proposes the £130m recently pledged by the Prime Minister could best be spent on a programme of deep retrofit following […]

New viewpoints on carbon targets and overheating

Encraft’s latest viewpoints look beneath the world of targets and design goals….(easy to agree to, much harder to deliver?) to examine how to deliver real, resilient outcomes in two very different contexts: universities and housing design. In the first, Will […]

We have moved

Encraft have moved to new offices at Brandon House Courtyard, 50 metres north of our previous location in Leamington. While it’s sad to leave Perseus House after 5 happy years, our new offices offer more modern facilities and room for […]

Wilmcote House Encraft supporting largest UK retrofit project aiming for EnerPHit certification

Encraft’s award-winning Building Physics team are currently working on Wilmcote House – the largest retrofit project in the UK currently aiming for EnerPHit certification, the Passivhaus retrofit standard. The project involves the refurbishment of three, multi-residential, eleven-storey buildings and onsite […]

Paul Jennings Appointment: (R-L) Helen Brown - Head of Building Physics, Paul Jennings - Senior Consultant, Will Morten - Consultant Airtightness expert Paul Jennings joins Encraft on a full-time basis

Leading airtightness tester Paul Jennings has joined the award winning Building Physics practice at independent consulting engineers Encraft on a full-time basis. The appointment of Paul Jennings brings together one of the UK’s most established specialist airtightness tester with one […]

0915-039 DECC Minister visits Trent & Dove Housing’s pioneering retrofit project

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) visited Trent & Dove Housing’s ground-breaking retrofit heating upgrades programme last week. The Distributed Energy Projects team at Encraft continue to provide […]

Park Lodge House Encraft deliver sustainable extra care home for Octavia Housing

The Building Physics team at Encraft provided M&E and Air Tightness consultancy to Park Lodge House – Octavia Housing’s latest extra care home. A garden party earlier this month celebrated the completion and occupation of Park Lodge House. The 1960s […]

Grandy's Croft, Solihull Innovate UK-funded deep retrofit project underway on-site in Solihull

On-site works have got underway on the deep retrofit of Grandys Croft in Solihull earlier in September. The Building Physics team at Encraft are project managing this Innovate UK-funded retrofit project. Other partners on the project include Beattie Passive, Solihull […]

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