Unloved home renovation – SuperHomer style!

SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for much greater comfort, lower bills and far lower carbon emissions

We’ve all seen the high end refurbishment projects in the glossy magazines, with their designer furniture, high spec building services and renewables and highly aspirational performance targets. This case study bucks the trend, demonstrating that deep whole house refurbishments can be delivered in a pragmatic way on a limited budget.

Penarth eco-refurbishment

Penarth eco-refurbishment

The UK government is already legally committed to an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050, (from 1990 levels), and has accepted since the Paris climate deal that eventually there’ll have to be a 100% reduction. Architect Nigel Humphrey wanted to ensure that the refurbishment of his own home reflected

Clayfest 2015 – a great success


Between the 8th and 13th June, people from 18 countries attended over 60 events. They came from places as far-flung as Malawi, Botswana, U.S.A., Brazil, Argentina, Cyprus, Slovakia, Sweden and Iceland. And they learned how to ram earth, build with turf, plaster with clay, sculpt with mud and much, much