In order to retain the building’s character and meet monument preservation requirements, certain structural elements need to be left in their original state. This often requires a challenging energy renovation. Old buildings typically consume a lot of energy, due mainly to insufficient insulation and thermal bridges in the facades.

A new lease of life for a period villa, Hamburg

According to the Federal Statistical Office, over half of all buildings in Germany were built before 1960. But anyone who chooses a charming old house needs to be prepared for a lot of renovation work.

In order to retain the building’s character and meet monument preservation requirements, certain structural elements need to be left in their original state. This often requires a challenging energy renovation. Old buildings typically consume a lot of energy, due mainly to insufficient insulation and thermal bridges in the facades.