West Dorset Greener Homes

14 Sep - 6 Oct 2019

Sailcloth House

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
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Sailcloth House ( formerly Christian Science building), Rax Lane
Bridport
DT6 6JN

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Opening times

14 Sep - 6 Oct 2019
Saturday 21 September 10.30, 11.30, 2.30, 3.30

(no need to book, despite what the leaflet says)

This event has now finished.

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This building on the site of the former Christian Science reading room. It has one main house, where Sam and Sarah plan to live, and two flats at the front on Rax Lane. The timber frame structure is filled with sustainable wood fibre insulation ( Pavaflex), with further wood Steico wood fibre boards on the outside. The house is intended to be near-passivhaus standard, with triple glazed windows filled with inert gas. The large windows  will use the morning sun to heat the house.

This building will be air-tight, with  Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) preheating the fresh air from the expelled stale air. We do not anticipate needing much extra heating, but on very cold days 
u
nderfloor heating (UFH)  and domestic hot water will be heated by an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP). This extracts heat from the air outside.

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels will charge up a 9.3 kWh battery on sunny days; any excess electricity will be diverted to the immersion heater and the grid.  Solar thermal panels are also being considered for phase 2.

As this is a construction site, it may be that visiting is not practical at the time - Please check on this website in case we have to cancel.

 

Location

Sailcloth House ( formerly Christian Science building), Rax Lane
Bridport
DT6 6JN

View on map

Opening times

14 Sep - 6 Oct 2019
Saturday 21 September 10.30, 11.30, 2.30, 3.30

(no need to book, despite what the leaflet says)

This event has now finished.

Other Tours

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