Lewes Eco Open Houses 2016

15 - 23 Oct 2016

Property 03

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

2 Warren Close
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1HB

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Opening times

15 - 23 Oct 2016
Sunday 16th October 1-5pm
Saturday 22nd October 1-5pm

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Built: 1960s, now part rebuilt and remodelled
Beds: 3
Walls: Originally filled cavity

Features
Solar panels
Wildflower roof
Wall insulation
Condensing combi boiler
Solar PV (3 kWp)
Super-insulated roof

Low energy lighting
Vegetable patch and fruit trees
Re-used materials wherever possible
Water-saving features
Low VOC paints

Summary

In 2013, Julia bought this 1960's bungalow with a plan to rebuild its poor quality extension and overhaul the energy efficiency of the whole building.

This has involved demolishing the old and building a new extension, highly insulated and clad in Thermowood with a wildflower green roof on part.  The original roof has been super insulated.  The original building already has filled cavity walls, but these will be augmented by extra insulation and will be clad in wood to match the new extension. The floor is at present solid concrete but Julia intends to cover this with thick cork flooring and insulating underlay.

During the building works pipework has been installed in preparation for fitting rainwater storage tanks to feed the wcs and garden. 

Ten very high efficiency 300 W solar panels have been fitted on inclined frames on the flat roof and are expected to produce 2900 kWh per year. Annual electricity consumption of 1290 kWh is 31% of the Lewes district average and gas is 6930 kWh, 53% of the Lewes average. When we take into account the offsetting effect of solar electricity generated on site, net emissions are minimal which is unusual for such a spacious house. 

This is the third time Julia has worked on renovating an older house to make it more energy efficient and sustainable.

Location

2 Warren Close
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1HB

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Opening times

15 - 23 Oct 2016
Sunday 16th October 1-5pm
Saturday 22nd October 1-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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