West Dorset Open EcoHomes

16 - 24 Sep 2017

Stoneyside, Ryall

Energy-saving improvements

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

Location

Stoneyside, Ryall
Ryall
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 6EJ

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Opening times

16 - 24 Sep 2017
Saturday 17 September
1.00-4. (It may take some time to find the place and park, so please arrive in good time.)

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

Chit and Lucy bought a concrete prefab building with the intention of replacing it with a new house. Both were closely involved in specifying and designing the house, and acted as project managers on the build, which took two years of planning and one to build. Chit is a qualified environmental professional (click here for his website) and used his knowledge to produce a highly efficient house (CSH 4/5, heating 36kWh/m²y). Insulated clay bricks finished with lime render, and triple glazed windows (argon filled low E glass), and 30mm of rock wool insulation make this an easy house to keep warm. The house is heated with a wood stove producing 2kW of space heating and 6kW of water heating, backed up by an LPG condensing boiler. Water is also heated with solar thermal panels over the garage. The house is pressure sealed and has mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR), which preheats fresh air from the stale air which is vented. Solar PV panels are installed on a garden shed, and rainwater is collected in a 5000litre tank for use with toilets and washing machines.
Timelapse films of the house being build can be seen on this link and this one ).

Additional information

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Location

Stoneyside, Ryall
Ryall
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 6EJ

View on map

Opening times

16 - 24 Sep 2017
Saturday 17 September
1.00-4. (It may take some time to find the place and park, so please arrive in good time.)

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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