J. Eltisley Avenue
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Key information

Open 8th & 14th Oct
Type Retrofit
Built 1902

Key features

  • DIY low cost solutions anyone can implement
  • Multiple insulation and draught proofing measures
  • Homemade awning shading and fan assisted radiators
  • Passive cooling
  • Better than building regs loft extension

Hosts Tom and Anne bought the house in 2001 and have a longstanding interest in sustainability and innovation. The house shows the dramatic impact of a steady succession of improvements over a 15-year period. Many of these were DIY low cost solutions, some were done by professionals. Tom and Anne like trying out new ideas, so have various “inventions” to share.

Home-energy carbon emissions have been cut by 72% since 2001, with further improvements expected from a 2015 loft extension. Much of this is due to the technical changes, but it also been very worthwhile steadily getting comfortable at lower temperatures. Our thermostat is usually set at 15C

 

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