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GBE Members Newsletter No 3 January 2016
Edith Colomba is an architect running a Facebook group entitled Green Homeowners.
She offers a service that takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing to help hard to treat home owners.
Edith encourages them to engage in extreme future-facing energy-saving refurbishments.


On the 2nd August 2015 and 16th December 2015 Edith posted some horrifying pictures of external solid wall insulation (ESWI) stopping either side of service pipes.  
“How NOT to do it... External wall insulation leaving gaps which become big 'cold bridges'.
Pipes should instead be removed and placed on top of the insulation.”


The majority of Victorian solid walled houses include external cast iron (CI) soil waste and vent pipes and rainwater downpipes.  These pipes are over 100 years old and jointed with methods that are in conservation textbooks but not in current industry skill sets.  So when CI pipes are encountered there are few choices: [more...]
Upon further investigation it turns out this type of ‘Stop-Start Solution’ can be seen everywhere. In these cases highly insulated/weather protected walls and strips of un-insulated/unprotected wall will result in problems: [more...]
Some years ago Enviroform Solutions Limited had solved the window jamb/reveal thermal bridge problems with Solid Wall Internal Insulation Systems and Solid Wall External Insulation Systems.
GBE discovered that Enviroform’s Liam Brown has been very busy inventing and developing solutions to many of the recurring problems with these systems.
Green Building Specification (GBS) has just developed specifications for the Enviroform Solution Ltd.
This includes the Thermo-Pro® system, all of the Thermo-Pro® BeadSoilFlashFasciaTrac accessories designed to be installed before and together with a competent ESWI system to make a competent refurbishment ESWI system for buildings with external services.
GBS Specification  Work Section, Clauses and Preliminaries.
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