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#142222 - 8th Nov 2006 5:48pm Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient!
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This is kinda weird this as me and me mum n auntie were discussing the energy efficiency of newer built houses just the other day.

Amazingly, houses built in the 1600's were far more energy efficient then houses built recently!

Originally Posted By: BBC News
The 16th Century dwellings leak 10.11 cubic metres of air an hour for every square metre of wall - much less than many other more recent dwellings.

Buildings built in the 1906s leaked as much as 15.1 cubic metres.

The British Gas survey found because the wooden-beam buildings were made airtight with stones or wattle and dab, they had fewer carbon emissions too.

Their use of local material also lessened their environmental impact, the research from IRT Surveys said.

It found that houses built in the 1970s leak 11.7 cubic metres of air an hour for every square metre of wall, while those from the 1980s leaked 12 to 40.1 cubic metres and hour, and 1990s buildings leaked between 12 and 23.6 cubic metres.

I always knew that modern housing was pretty crap for warmth, just from the feel of the walls, but boy that is quite shocking!

What dya think?

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#142229 - 8th Nov 2006 8:09pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: MattLFC]
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it could also be that they didnt run on electric and you had to run around with a candle dddddddddddaaaaaaahhhhhhh lol
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#142255 - 8th Nov 2006 10:07pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: Johnny Alan]
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my house is about 100 years old and it isn't to good at keeping the heat but my dads cottage is brand new and he only has to put his heating on about 5 times during winter.
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#142257 - 8th Nov 2006 10:07pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Lol, its based on heat loss, not electric Rhy tease

A building cant leak electricity, so it couldnt be rated on this haha!

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#142258 - 8th Nov 2006 10:08pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: AX_125]
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Originally Posted By: AX_125
my house is about 100 years old and it isn't to good at keeping the heat but my dads cottage is brand new and he only has to put his heating on about 5 times during winter.

Was it a mass build like Redrow etc? Or a lower scale build/private build like with most bungalows??

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#142375 - 9th Nov 2006 12:57am Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: MattLFC]
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This is interesting, but back then they knew how to build houses. Although to be fair, insulation is a major factor now-a-days.
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#142387 - 9th Nov 2006 2:17pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: Dazza]
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matty dont you talk about random shit, dont ya!!!!
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#142390 - 9th Nov 2006 2:34pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: learner]
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Well i now know why not to buy a 1980's house.

Random, but handy if your buying a house. smile
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#142391 - 9th Nov 2006 3:39pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: Mark]
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My dad's cottage is a private build, but it seems to be of a similar build quality to new mass built houses i have looked at, hollow walls etc.

I always found old houses to be very draughty, especially with high ceilings. I used to work in an estate agents so i got to see quite alot of different houses and would always rate mass houses from the 60's and 70's also council houses are brill built houses and are usually better quality than non-council houses.
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#142392 - 9th Nov 2006 3:44pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: AX_125]
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Well whilst a private build may seem to be the same type of build as a mass build, it will not have the corner cutting involved in mass builds - houses from the likes of Redrow n Morris Homes are crap for insulation because the companies are after only one thing, profit.

The Morris Homes by me are falling to bits and they were only built 10 years or so ago.

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#142397 - 9th Nov 2006 5:17pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
Lol, its based on heat loss, not electric Rhy tease

A building cant leak electricity, so it couldnt be rated on this haha!


I know but electricity gives of heat, eg you generally assume turning a fan on cools the room but it doesnt it increses the temperature cause your puting enegy which is measure in KJ which is kilo jules and it aint going out. If ya want to work out the energy of a 100w light bulb = 100KJ/sec x 60 KJ/min x 60 KJhr. Dnt year dare underestimate my understanding of the laws of thermodynamics boyo
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#142407 - 9th Nov 2006 6:33pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Even after all that though Rhys... it doesnt affect how a house leaks heat tease

Besides, who uses 100watt bulbs nowadays??!! Haha!

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#142409 - 9th Nov 2006 6:47pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: MattLFC]
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because its a form of energy which is being exposed and if when tudor houses were built they didnt hav 100w light bulbs then the energy transfer from inside the house to outside would be alot less.
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#142413 - 9th Nov 2006 6:58pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Tudor houses do have electricity and light bulbs nowadays Rhys mate smack

I think you are mis-understanding this report, they tested houses built in the 1600's, but they tested them at the same time as they tested modern houses (ie. this year).

I cant really see the tudors being much bothered about energy efficiency in houses and keeping records lmao. Think the plague had a bit more prominence...

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#142415 - 9th Nov 2006 7:06pm Re: Tudor Houses Are The Most Energy Efficient! [Re: MattLFC]
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I dnt think you get the point I AM TAKING THE PISS LOL HE HE HE MAT STOP BEING SO 70ISH lol. You thinking of buying speke hall
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