Tours: 12 May and 13 May 2012
Times: 10.30am, 12 noon, 2.00pm and 3.30pm
Mark and Niki’s principal motivation for upgrading their 1930s house was to significantly improve the level of comfort, and with increasing energy costs they considered diversification. They also investigated methods of reducing carbon omissions throughout the lifetime running costs of the upgrade.
- Case study (PDF) background, features and suppliers
- Cycle route (Cycle Streets website)
- Principle: minimise heat loss, reduce air infiltration
- Exterior walls internally lined
- Passive solar gain
- Air-sealed lobby
- Underfloor heating
- Three types of woodburner
- Solar thermal panels
- Large thermal store
- Flooring oak and travetine tiles
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