Walk & Talk: Improving the energy performance of traditional stone-built houses - Haddo Estate

Walk & Talk: Improving the energy performance of traditional stone-built houses - Haddo Estate

Time 10:00 - 13:00
Cost 15.00
Cost (Members) 0.00
Capacity 1 of 30
Booking Cut-off Friday 20 Mar, 12:00:pm
Organiser Fiona Van Aardt
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Please note: Following government guidance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19), this event has been postponed. If possible, we will reschedule this event for a later date, and will inform all who have previously booked places of the new date when this is confirmed.


Energy efficiency in residential property is a hot topic. This event is a great opportunity to see and hear first-hand how to improve energy efficiency in traditional stone-built houses using different approaches. You will learn about the challenges and how to overcome them in a practical environment.


SLE recently secured a delay to the EPC regulations – landlords now have until 1 October 2020 to complete required energy efficiency changes to their properties. But we all know that the problem has not gone away, and landlords cannot afford to stand still while we wait for the finalised regulations and guidance for private rented property.

This practical Walk & Talk will be hosted by Haddo Estate and will include key input from Moses Jenkins of Historic Environment Scotland whose presentation was so well-received at the 2019 Housing Roadshow events.

Haddo Estate is mid-way through a programme of refurbishment on a number of estate properties (from traditional stone-cottages to farmhouses and larger properties). Tackling the energy performance of these traditional properties is a key aspect of the work as well as sensitive repair and renovation of historic buildings and features. This event will include site visits to three properties at different stages of refurbishment. Participants will also hear about different approaches to insulating traditional properties at Haddo and the comparative effect on EPC ratings.

Moses Jenkins will be on hand to offer practical advice on energy efficiency improvements in traditional houses, which measures can yield the biggest performance gains and where expenditure can be targeted most effectively.

Marcelina Hamilton (Policy Adviser Rural Business and Property) will also join us to answer questions on the ongoing work with Scottish Government and provide current updates on implementation of the EPC regulation and guidance.


Haddo is a lowland estate in north east Scotland that is dedicated to farming, forestry management, sustainable development and country sports. There is a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation. The Estate provides essential employment and housing for many local people.


Additional event information

Format of the event: Participants will gather at the Estate Office at Mains of Haddo where refreshments will be available on arrival. The Walk & Talk will open with introductory talks and discussions with Mark Andrew of Haddo Estate and Moses Jenkins of HES, followed by an estate site visit which will take in three properties at different stages of refurbishment. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and answers during the estate site visit and at the Estate Office.

Directions: For the Estate Office at Mains of Haddo, please arrive by the main entrance gate to Haddo House. The Estate Office is signposted to the left off the main drive.

This event is free of charge to SLE Members, but booking is essential through the SLE website.


Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Meeting point: The Estate Office, Mains of Haddo, Tarves, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7LD

Cost: Free for members, £15 +VAT for non-members

Please book online to secure your place.