West Dorset Open EcoHomes

10 - 18 Sep 2016

Solways Orchard, Uplyme

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Solways Orchard, Lyme Road
Uplyme
Lyme Regis
Devon
DT7 3TL

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Opening times

10 - 18 Sep 2016
Sunday 11 Sep
Tours start 10.30,12.00 & 15.00
No appointment necessary

This event has now finished.

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Timber-frame, brick-clad self-build (1999). High insulation frame with triple glazing. Solar PV with Solar iBoost for hot water. Gas condensing boiler. Heat recovery air ventilation in an airtight house. Underfloor heating, central vacuum system. Rainwater harvesting supplies toilets and garden hoses. Water softener to minimise chemicals in waste water.

When Chris & Ann built their home in 1999, it provided the opportunity to install systems which are more difficult to retrofit. At the time its insulation well exceeded Building Regulation requirements. They fitted solar PV in the autumn of 2012, including a Solar iBoost to maximise the benefit from solar PV by powering the hot water immersion system, particularly in the summer months when the gas condensing boiler is not used.

Location

Solways Orchard, Lyme Road
Uplyme
Lyme Regis
Devon
DT7 3TL

View on map

Opening times

10 - 18 Sep 2016
Sunday 11 Sep
Tours start 10.30,12.00 & 15.00
No appointment necessary

This event has now finished.

Other Tours

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