West Dorset Greener Homes

14 Sep - 6 Oct 2019

17A East Street

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: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

17A East Street
Charminster
DT2 9QL

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Opening times

14 Sep - 6 Oct 2019
Sun 15 September 10-12.30 & 2.30-5.00

Just turn up 17 A with its sister house 17B are set back from the road behind 17.

 

17A East Hill (located with its sister house,17B) is a recently completed  contemporary detached house in a secluded garden setting with limited parking on site. Designed and built by architect Roger Stretton as a home for himself and his wife Angie, the house has been constructed using a structural insulated panel system (SIPS) for the walls and structural insulated cassette panels for the roof. This form of construction gives high levels of air-tightness and thermal insulation.

The external finishes are modified lime render to the walls and a zinc roof with solar control double glazed windows to the south and triple glazed windows to the north.

An air source heat pump provides both heating (via an underfloor heating system) and domestic hot water and a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery ensures good levels of ventilation throughout the house without wasting heat.
Photovoltaic panels are mounted horizontally on the car port roof to reduce their visual impact.

As Roger and Angie only moved in last September, data on energy usage is still being compiled, but predictions indicate that the building will perform very efficiently.

Location

17A East Street
Charminster
DT2 9QL

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Opening times

14 Sep - 6 Oct 2019
Sun 15 September 10-12.30 & 2.30-5.00

Just turn up 17 A with its sister house 17B are set back from the road behind 17.

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Part of the Green Open Homes network