Lewes Eco Open Houses 2016

15 - 23 Oct 2016

House 08

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating

Location

4 Church Row
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2PU

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Opening times

15 - 23 Oct 2016
Saturday 15th October 1-5pm
Sunday 23rd October 1-5pm
Hourly tours bookable only at
lewesecoopenhouses.org.uk/booking

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4 Church Row, Lewes, BN7 2PU

Owner: 
Jane Lee
Type: 
terraced
Age: 
late 18th century
Beds: 
2
Walls: 
brick
Residents: 1

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">Features

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">Cavity wall insulation
(extension)
Condensing boiler
Draughtproofing
New heating controls (wireless thermostat)
Low energy lighting
Magnetic secondary glazing
New Radiators
Room-in-roof Insulation 

Woodburning stove



56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">Summary

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">Church Row is a charming 200-year-old terraced cottage, where sensible low cost measures have been combined with improved roof insulation to sharply cut energy use and make the home more comfortable.

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">The attic bedroom was previously cold, but has been stripped back to the rafters, with high performance insulation inserted in between. For conservation reasons timber single glazed windows have been retained, but near-invisible (and cheap) acrylic secondary glazing has halved losses and improved comfort.

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">The more recent kitchen extension has had its cavity walls filled and the open lounge area now has a wood burning stove to help further cut gas use and create a cosy environment.

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">Attention to details such as good heating controls and insulation wherever feasible have all helped to pull down usage to less than 50% of what a typical house of this style would use.

56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt">Professionals

Magnetic DG - Olivier Sauer 07534 263534
Builder/Insulation – Luis Diamante 07778 987286

Location

4 Church Row
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2PU

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Opening times

15 - 23 Oct 2016
Saturday 15th October 1-5pm
Sunday 23rd October 1-5pm
Hourly tours bookable only at
lewesecoopenhouses.org.uk/booking

This event has now finished.

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