Extensive Retrofited Low Energy Property - Porthtowan

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Foxes Earth, Nancekuke
Redruth
Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly
TR16 5UG

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Opening times

2 - 4 Oct 2015
Saturday 3rd Oct 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 4th Oct 10.00am - 4.00pm

Please email owner directly at: goterrydev@aol.com to arrange a time to visit within the opening times above.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Please email oner at: goterrydev@aol.com to arrange visit.

Three bed 1990's block built bungalow with cavity wall insulation.

Walls have had further external wall insulation applied reducing heating energy demand further. Also added sunroom(for solar gain), solar PV (vacuum tubes), LED lighting, and solar thermal systems. Whole house mechanical ventilation system tied to an air to air heat pump heats the home, backed up with small multi-fuel stove.

Very low energy and water use being achieved.

Also an electric car used for transport. 

A great example of how an 'ordinary' building can be fully retrofiited (in stages) to achieve a very low energy consuming home.

Highly recommended.

Location

Foxes Earth, Nancekuke
Redruth
Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly
TR16 5UG

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Opening times

2 - 4 Oct 2015
Saturday 3rd Oct 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 4th Oct 10.00am - 4.00pm

Please email owner directly at: goterrydev@aol.com to arrange a time to visit within the opening times above.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Please email oner at: goterrydev@aol.com to arrange visit.

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