North Dorset Eco Homes Event

15 - 17 May 2015

Barbrook, Chilmark

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Barbrook, Frog Lane
Chilmark
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 5BB

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Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
Friday 10 am to 2pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

This event has now finished.

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Barbrook is a 1955 property with two extensions added in the early 80s. Ms Garran has installed an air source heat pump, solar PV panels on the roof and a 5kW wood burner as the main sustainable features. She uses the solar panels to power ASHP and heat the house when it is light and the wood burner when it is dark. The solar panels cost £4,800. Since installing the heat pump last summer, the electricity costs reduced to £55 a month and there is a saving of £2,000 a year through eliminating the use of oil. The air source heat pump was installed as the owner had previous experience of heat pumps, having previously owned a ground source heat pump. Dispite the £10,800 cost Ms Garran has no regrets and says the three renewable systems combined are saving her a lot of money.
Mrs Garran is a director at a Salisbury based company called Greenoke Assessments and Installations Ltd which provides Green Deal Assessments for people looking to either apply for the RHI or Green Deal Finance, and they have a sister company called Greenoke Energy who are able to organise the funding. She has been a Domestic and Commercial Energy Assessor since 2009 and works with a number of local and national solar and renewable companies providing assessments and advice. Greenoke also have a network of installers for renewables.
Cavity wall insulation has also been improved since Ms Garran moved in. The original insulation was extracted at a cost of over £2,000 funded by an Eco Funding scheme and then more efficient insulation was installed which cost £460. It has made a huge difference to the energy efficiency of the property and the latest SAP rating is C. Ms Garran also grows her own vegetables and harvests rainwater. Throughout much of the house LED lights are used and there are low energy white goods.

Location

Barbrook, Frog Lane
Chilmark
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 5BB

View on map

Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
Friday 10 am to 2pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up Park by school

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