North Dorset Eco Homes Event

15 - 17 May 2015

18 Bimport, Shaftesbury

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost 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
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

18 Bimport
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8AX

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Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
10am to 4pm on Friday and Saturday and from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday.

Please ring Kathryn on 01258 484372 to book.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead No pets please

As former organic farmers, the homeowners’ enthusiasm for ‘eco-friendly’ and organic living has meant that although they have only owned the property for a short amount of time, they have already made a number of environmental improvements to this property.
The dwelling dates from 1890 and has transformed its energy efficiency rating from E to a B. This has been achieved through the installation of solar panels, an air source heat pump, thicker insulation in the walls and under-floor heating. An extension to the rear of the property has maximised passive solar gain. Of particular interest is the Ariston cylinder mounted air source heat pump which draws air in through a small vent in the wall without requiring any externally mounted heat exchanger units. This allows the use of heat pumps in flats or other properties with restricted space availability or where the external units normally associated with heat pumps are thought to be unsightly.
The householders generate much of their own heat and electricity with substantial financial and environmental benefits.

Location

18 Bimport
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8AX

View on map

Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
10am to 4pm on Friday and Saturday and from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday.

Please ring Kathryn on 01258 484372 to book.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead No pets please

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Part of the Green Open Homes network