Trusted, Impartial Advice about Insulation Systems and Energy Conservation
Inspiring and engaging communities to make houses warmer
Andy is a Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute
Andy offers ..
.. because every house can be made warm and comfortable
There are countless millions of people across the world living in cold, damp, draughty houses.
The sustainable solution to this is Energy Conservation (not Energy Generation).
The key to Energy Conservation in homes is Insulation and Air Tightness, coupled with habit changing.
High-performance insulation and air tightness systems when correctly installed will dramatically reduce the energy required to keep a home at a comfortable temperature.
When I say 'reduce' I mean to a small fraction of what the fuel bills used to be - indeed potentially remove the need for additional heating altogether - i.e. near to 'Passive House' (Passiv Haus) standard.
On this website you'll see how to achieve this.
Much of the information is free to download and free to use.
Only if specific services are requested will a discussion start about payment.
Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, Conference 13-14 September 2017
Andy Walker gave a Keynote Speech at the SEEDS conference - "Healthy environments, buildings, and spaces" - on the subject of tackling Fuel Poverty at a Community level. The speech described how the Guidance Manual described on these pages will be updated in collaboration with the Climate, Environment, Buildings & Energy group (CeBE) at Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Environmental Design Architects (LEDA).
Watch the presentation here.
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What the customers say ..
Cornerstone Housing Co-operative
"Andy Walker came to offer us advice on our insulation retrofit in our old Victorian house.
He was a fountain of knowledge for insulation techniques, he not only gave us the best options for our insulation retrofit but also let us know the problems that we'd likely come across while doing the work."
Groundhouse Sheppey - an Earthship
"It was great to have some advice from Andy Walker of Sure Insulation in the early stages of the build at Groundhouse Sheppey.
I was thoroughly impressed with his insulation knowledge and his part in the Haynes Manual.
Chapeltown Cohousing Ltd
"At the end of December 2013, our housing co-op had bought an old terraced house in Chapeltown Leeds and were doing it up.
Having been impressed with Andy Walker's work with LATCH in refurbishing empty homes and helping create their insulation manual, we hired him for a day's crash course of on-the-job training.
Andy is passionate about retrofitting old houses to bring them up to the highest levels of energy efficiency.
He's always got a lot to say - but it's worth hearing him out because he knows his stuff, and it's backed up with top-quality work."