Lewes Eco Open Houses 2016

15 - 23 Oct 2016

House 10

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost 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
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

8 Wille Cottages, South Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2BX

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Opening times

15 - 23 Oct 2016
Saturday 15th October 1-5pm
Sunday 16th October 1-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

 

Type: terraced Victorian

Age: built 1898

Walls: Brick

 

Features

Cavity wall insulation (part)

Draughtproofing

Landshare veg. patch

Loft Insulation (Warmcel)

Low energy lighting (LED)

Secondary double glazing

Solar PV

Lithium storage batteries

Sun Tube

Underfloor heating (part)

Underfloor insulation

 

Summary

Jill has always had queues of visitors to her brick terraced cottage on open days, eager to see the cheap and near-invisible magnetic-strip secondary glazing that her house features. She and colleagues have now made a video demonstrating and explaining all about it: tinyurl.com/EcoLewes or look for Eco Lewes on Youtube. She urges you to watch it before visiting! You might also like to print out a simple self-guide floorplan of the features of Jill’s house (tinyurl.com/8WCguide) – the house gets quite busy sometimes so this will give you a good start.

The house also features LED lighting (see Jill's beginner's guide on tinyurl.com/JG-LED), and this year she is hosting a new special display of LED lights by Lewes LED experts EFT Electrical (eft-electrical.com) – just the place to see how the lighting looks and learn how much money you’ll instantly start saving.

Jill can also talk to you about insulation, underfloor heating, and small ways about the house for you to save money and the planet. Her work on creating an energy-saving house has qualified her as a SuperHome, a national network of homes which have reduced their energy usage by at least 60% and which hold open days to

show how to make your home greener, warmer and cheaper to run.
Finally, Jill has now invested in lithium storage batteries, which store electricity from her solar panels and help to reduce her electricity bills still further as well as providing emergency power in an outage. Jill is proud to report that her last quarterly electricity bill (excluding the standing charge) was £3.37!
Links to Jill’s website, her Superhome webpage and downloads for information sheets on the house, secondary glazing and LEDs are available on the main Lewes Eco Open House website.

Location

8 Wille Cottages, South Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2BX

View on map

Opening times

15 - 23 Oct 2016
Saturday 15th October 1-5pm
Sunday 16th October 1-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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