|Superhome network can be found at www.superhomes.org.uk|
It is worth knowing about the Superhomes network that exists in the UK.
This is a partnership between a number of organisations and even though they have been really focused on carbon reduction, some of the work done is of really good quality and you also have an opportunity to visit some of the homes through their events. Talking though work with people who have planned and sweated over their homes and who are now reaping the rewards is always useful and inspirational. Check out the events diary on the website to see if there is an open home event close to you, or that you could go to on a trip out. See http://www.superhomes.org.uk/
The site also has more information on refurbishing your type of home. It is not just for solid walled buildings, but for any refurbishment. So there is info on cavity walled properties, system builts etc. Their FAQ section is OK, but there are some mistakes / high risk recommendations that I would not give out as an overarching advice. However, hearts are in the right place and there is plenty to learn from.
Examples include people insulating their homes, fitting new heating systems, installing renewable energy, changing control systems etc.