The House Doctor - Dr Thomas Brennan
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Dr Thomas Brennan -from www.consurv.ie
Has devoted the greater part of his life to developing and researching methods of non-destructive treatment and protection of historic buildings and family homes. He has pioneered several non intrusive exploratory techniques which has greatly reduced damage and costs normally associated with general inspection methods. He is involved in many European research projects and has lectured in Trinity, UCC, and RICS etc. With a doctorate in conservation, he has won the Conservation Award of Excellence and numerous awards for his work as on the Old County Hospital Portlaoise, Farmleigh House and 25 Eustace Street, Dublin.
HOW MUCH ARE THE SEI GRANTS?
Grants are fixed for each type of measure as indicated in the table below. Grant approval must be in place before any purchase of materials or commencement of measures undertaken. Grants are paid after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by the homeowner. In the instance where the cost of the work (vat inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed. You are entitled to claim all of the grants!!
The Aereco Air Vent which Tom spoke of on the show on Tuesday is for sale from www.energyhomes.ie. Prices start at €80. It can fit in any house. Swedish made. Every house needs ventilation. This vent opens and closes when needed, using no power; it senses the humidity in the air and lets it out when required. It keeps noise, smells and pollution out and yet allows ventilation.
Grants from Sustainable Energy Ireland http://www.sei.ie/Grants/Home_Energy_Saving_Scheme/