About Judith

Judith Leary Joyce

The climate crisis scares me. It’s fundamental to our very existence and it matters to me – always has done. I’m really concerned about the future for my grandkids.

Enter a house extension. Oh no – the builders again! We’ve done it many times over 40+ years in the same house and I know from experience that it is long, expensive and very very messy. But this time was different. Now there was more at stake – we had the chance to do something of real value. Our home would become a legacy – something positive we could leave to the earth – a warm, comfortable house that required less energy and wasn’t filled with harsh materials that cost the earth in their manufacture.

Given that 14% of UK emissions come from leaky houses this was our chance to be part of the solution for a change. 

We decided to make our 1901 Victorian end of terrace an eco house – or as close as we could make it. People are interested in what we’ve done. They want to do the same and leave a legacy, but they don’t know where to start.

I wrote the Beginner’s Guide to Eco Renovation – the book we needed – to help others get their head around the challenge. And this blog is a continuation. I’ll keep sharing what I’ve learned. I’m hoping others will be up for telling their story so we can all benefit and make our homes better for everyone.

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My book is available on Amazon.
You can download a sneak peek here