Insulating a Dormer Bungalow: Maintain Home Comfort Levels

Insulating a dormer bungalow
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Insulating a dormer bungalow is essential to creating a comfortable, inviting environment throughout your entire property.

Bungalows are typically single storey, but dormer bungalows feature a first floor with 'rooms in the roof'. Whilst dormer bungalows can provide great accommodation, one particular complaint, typically for those built in the mid-20th century, is that they can be hot in the summer and cold in winter. Insulation is therefore key to ensuing temperatures remain well balanced inside your home all year round.

Tim Pullen

Tim is an expert in sustainable building methods and energy efficiency in residential homes and writes on the subject for magazines and national newspapers. He is the author of The Sustainable Building Bible, Simply Sustainable Homes and Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide.

His interest in renewable energy and sustainability was first inspired by visits to the Royal Festival Hall heat pump and the Edmonton heat-from-waste projects. In 1979

this initial burst of enthusiasm lead to him trying (and failing) to build a biogas digester to convert pig manure into fuel, at a Kent oast-house, his first conversion project.

Moving in 2002 to a small-holding in South Wales, providing as it did access to a wider range of natural resources, fanned his enthusiasm for sustainability. He went on to install renewable technology at the property, including biomass boiler and wind turbine.

He formally ran energy efficiency consultancy WeatherWorks and was a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the country.