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Trusted, Impartial Advice about Low Energy Living and Insulation Systems

Inspiring and engaging everyone to make houses warmer,
improve sustainability and tackle climate change

More info about Andy WalkerAndy Walker
Featuring SURE Insulation - read more ..Haynes Manual
SURE Insulation

Andy is a Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute - read more ..Andy is a Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute

Andy offers ..

  • A Public Talk to engage people with ideas about Low-energy Living with hugely reduced fuel bills
  • Training workshops and "House Warming Parties" to provide practical hands-on training on real projects
  • Guidance to set up a locally-based Social Enterprise to super-insulate houses and in so doing create 'Green Jobs' and put money back into the local economy

.. because every house can be made warm and comfortable

There are countless millions of people across the UK living in cold, damp, draughty houses.
The sustainable solution to this is Energy Conservation (not Energy Generation).

The key to Energy Conservation in homes is Insulation and Air Tightness, coupled with habit changing.

High-performance insulation and air tightness systems when correctly installed will dramatically reduce the energy required to keep a home at a comfortable temperature.

When I say 'reduce' I mean to a small fraction of what the fuel bills used to be - indeed potentially remove the need for additional heating altogether - i.e. near to 'Passive House' (Passiv Haus) standard.

On this website you'll see how to achieve this.
The information is free to download and free to use.
Only if specific services are requested will a discussion start about a fee for my time.

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society International Conference in September 2017

Andy Walker gave a Keynote Speech at the SEEDS conference - "Healthy environments, buildings, and spaces" - on the subject of tackling Fuel Poverty at a Community level. The speech described how the Guidance Manual described on these pages will be updated in collaboration with the Climate, Environment, Buildings & Energy group (CeBE) at Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Environmental Design Architects (LEDA).

Watch the presentation here.

Get in touch! .. let's talk about how I can help you with your project

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What the customers say ..

Cornerstone Housing Co-operative

"Andy Walker came to offer us advice on our insulation retrofit in our old Victorian house.

He was a fountain of knowledge for insulation techniques, he not only gave us the best options for our insulation retrofit but also let us know the problems that we'd likely come across while doing the work."

Woody Cyclops

Groundhouse Sheppey - an Earthship

"It was great to have some advice from Andy Walker of Sure Insulation in the early stages of the build at Groundhouse Sheppey.

I was thoroughly impressed with his insulation knowledge and his part in the Haynes Manual.

Heidi Pavlou

Chapeltown Cohousing Ltd

"At the end of December 2013, our housing co-op had bought an old terraced house in Chapeltown Leeds and were doing it up.

Having been impressed with Andy Walker's work with LATCH in refurbishing empty homes and helping create their insulation manual, we hired him for a day's crash course of on-the-job training.

Andy is passionate about retrofitting old houses to bring them up to the highest levels of energy efficiency.

He's always got a lot to say - but it's worth hearing him out because he knows his stuff, and it's backed up with top-quality work."

Bill Phelps