Not very glamorous I know: not as sexy as a roaring fire or gently glowing Rayburn, not as high-tech as solar hotwater or a heat-pump, but it strikes me that insulation really is the key to keeping warm post-peak-oil.

Lets face it, as oil prices get out of reach, gas and electric will follow. People are putting in wood-burning stoves at an incredible rate so we can face “Peak Firewood” pretty rapidly too. Sounds like we’ll all be shivering unless we can really minimise the heat we need to heat the house.

That means looking at everything – floors, walls, roof, windows, doors, drafts – I’ll do my research and post everything I can find on here.