In 2009 hosts Nicola and Arthur replaced what was a former shopfront in their large Victorian terrace with a modern two-storey bay window with a glass dormer added above. They insulated the ‘envelope’ of the house with wall, floor and loft insulation. Internal wall insulation is now installed in the new bay window and dining room, rear sitting room, bedrooms and bathroom. There’s external wall insulation around the kitchen, including the roof.
The renovation also included adding two new shower rooms. A new condensing boiler was fitted with weather compensating controls. Solar thermal panels provide hot water and solar PV an electricity supply. Heat recovery ventilation is installed in the renovated rooms. The house is now warmer and uses considerably less energy.
Bookings have closed for this house.