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OEH 2016 Report

  Street   Description Age Insulation Energy Materials Water Other Day/s Open
A Saint Margaret's Road
Case Study
StMargarets-Outside Wide ranging renovation includes new passive ventilation heat recovery system 1930 Solid wall internal, underfloor, loft - floor and roof Passive ventilation with heat recovery, underfloor heating Large extension with passive solar gain and daylighting 18th/24th
B Sherlock Road
Case Study
Renovation has increased living
space while improving energy efficiency
1937 Internal (DIY & pro) & external wall, flat & pitched roof, triple glazing Mechanical ventilation heat recovery Woodfibre wall insulation, recycled plasterboard Low flow showers, low volume flush WCs Collaborative design and building approach 18th/24th
C Oxford Road
CB4 3PH Case Study
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Large house with multiple extensions and substantial renovations 1927 Cavity and external solid wall insulation, underfloor, loft conversion Solar PV, zoned underfloor heating, LED lighting Timber framed windows (with aluminium cladding) Bathtub siphoning Adapting to use smaller A+ rated fridge 24th
D Madingley Road
Case Study
Custom-built new-build with significant use of natural materials 2010 Internal and external wall, roof and underfloor insulation Solar thermal panels, ground source heat pump, woodstove Hemp & wood fibre wall insulation, Marmoleum Rainwater harvesting for toilets, laundering & garden Sedum roof, wildflower meadow, pond Cancelled
E K1 Cambridge
Case Study NEW
k1 1 Currently under construction, a range of low-energy Swedish Trivselhus homes 2017 Highly insulated factory made panel walling, triple glazed windows and doors Passive solar heat gain, air source heat pumps, mechanical ventilation with heat exchange Factory made panel construction Low water use fittings Co-housing with additional shared garden, workshop and office 24th 3.30PM only
F Laburnum Close
CB4 1BB Case Study NEW
An external tour of an external wall insulation system with brick slip cladding 1930s External wall insulation system with brick slip cladding Solar PV Installed as part of a neighbourly project involving three houses 18th
G Chesterton Road
Case Study
Three storey Victorian house with striking re-design
of draughty bay window
1896 Internal and external wall, roof, floor, double- and secondary-glazed sashes Solar thermal panels, PV, heat recovery & ventilation Water butts, dual flush WCs, low-flow showers Sunpipe 18th/24th PM only
H Saint John's Road
Case Study
St Johns Saint John’s College University of Cambridge, sensitive and feature packed renovation of Regency house 1810 Ground floor, internal wall, roof, double or secondary glazing throughout Heat recovery extractor fans, LEDs, variable temperature heat controls, condensing boiler Full retrofit with new kitchens and bathrooms, daylight tubes. 18th
I Perowne Street
Perowne St Retirement renovation and extension for comfort, light and easy mobility 1890 Internal and external wall insulation, underfloor, loft LEDs, condensing boiler, A+++ appliances, increased daylighting and solar thermal gain from extension Soakaway to save money on water bills, water efficient wetroom, 'hippos' Solar powered Velux blinds 24th
J Gwydir Street
Case Study NEW
Gwydir Street In-progress renovation. Victorian terrace with urban small holding vibe 1890 Loft, internal wall insulation with air vent, double glazed sash windows Woodstove. Aiming for EnerPHit energy standard over long term Chickens, quails, raised beds, Sheffield stands for bikes 24th†
K Thoday Street
Case Study NEW
Thoday Street lightened A house for lovers of natural building materials. See Case Study for details of HEMPCRETE WORKSHOP 1919 Visitors on 18th will see Hempcrete wall insulation in progress, double glazing Solar PV, Worcester condensing boiler with WAVE internet controlled programmer Llime mortar re-pointing, Tadelakt plaster, eco-paints Cob oven in garden 18th/24th
L Ross Street
Case Study
Extended and renovated Edwardian terrace with emphasis on fair footprint living 1912 PUR aerogel, insulating render, blinds, double glazed windows and doors Wood burning stove, solar PV, LEDs, condensing boiler Reused reclaimed and recycled fittings, cork tiles, UK wool carpet Aerating taps, 'pulse eco' showerhead, dual flush toilet, water butts Raised beds, covered ventilated 'shed' for storage and clothes drying 18th
M Nuttings Road
Case Study
Extensive renovation completed over five years puts environment at heart of home 1950s Cavity wall, loft, hot water tank, under bath, triple layer curtains Solar PV & thermal, 9 kW woodstove, heat recovery Eco-paint, wool insulation, Rainwater harvesting, spray taps, toilet 'Hippo' Sedum roof, vegetable growing, terracotta fridge 18th/24th
N Rathmore Road
Case Study
Rathmore Front lightened Low energy new build built for beauty, sociability and minimum running costs 2015 Highly insulated and triple glazed factory made wall units, underfloor, roof 'A' rated gas boiler with magnetic filter, 7 zone ground floor underfloor heating, PV Acrylic bathroom panels, Marmoleum flooring, oak staircase 3000 ltr rainwater harvesting for toilets, fire sprinkler system and garden use Floor wash lighting with motion sensors, half-hour fire doors 18th/24th
O Neville Road
Case Study
Neville Road Substantial renovation with a clever mix of novel low cost DIY and standard insulation 1936 External and internal wall, roof, storm porch, side extension Garage mounted Solar PV array, appliance timers, solar gain and daylighting Carpet made from 80% recycled bottles, bamboo floor and kitchen worktops Four water butts, rainwater container by kitchen sink for tasks not requiring tap water Re-fill liquid cleaning materials, avoiding disposables and plastics 18th/24th
P Topcliffe Way
Case Study
Extensive renovation to take control of energy bills 1963 Cavity wall, loft and external wall, argon filled double glazing Woodstove, solar PV & thermal, DIY fitted mechanical ventilation with heat recovery Rainwater harvesting, DIY greywater toilet Low energy-consuming family living 18th/24th

† Some tours cancelled or dates changed due to unforseen circumstances.