West Dorset Open EcoHomes

16 - 24 Sep 2017

Gull View, Bridport

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

29 Burton Road
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 4JD

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Opening times

16 - 24 Sep 2017
Open Sun 24th September
10.00-12.30, 2.00-4.00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

The house was built in the 1930’s, but when John and Mary moved in they were determined to lower their carbon footprint. Extensive insulation in the loft and an internal wall insulation have reduced heat loss, while and roof ‘lanterns’ make use of natural lighting.

A 25 kW biomass pellet stove provides hot water and cooking, and new double glazing has sustainable oak frames.

Solar photovoltaic panels have SolarEdge technology to optimise output when the panels are partly shaded. The electric car is charged with renewable electricity from Ecotricity at night. Investigating using Solar PV to charge during the day.

John and Mary are currently installing a Tesla Powerwall battery system to store the electricity generated in their panels. Hopefully this will be up and running in time for open ecohomes!

 

Location

29 Burton Road
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 4JD

View on map

Opening times

16 - 24 Sep 2017
Open Sun 24th September
10.00-12.30, 2.00-4.00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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