Easton Study: Retrofitting and Thermal Performance of Victorian houses

Victorian houses (19th century) are a defining feature of the United Kingdom  and many of the former British colonies, but owing to the era of their construction, the thermal performance and level of comfort offered by such a house is relatively lacking, which creates the incentive for the wide adoption of retrofitting and external insulation.

The HBIM project team at University of the West of England are studying the effects and characteristics of retrofitting and external insulation methods in Victorian houses, using a network of environmental sensors setup inside the houses, as well as a number of standard testing and measurement techniques.