North Dorset Eco Homes Event

15 - 17 May 2015

Chapel Cottage, Belchalwell

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Chapel Cottage, The Cross
Belchalwell
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 0EG

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Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Arrive anytime.

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Chapel Cottage is a 140 year old former agricultural property which has been retrofitted to be as energy efficient as possible. A complete heating system with air source heat pump, solar thermal, solar PV and controls cupboard has been installed. The system was designed and fitted by local company ACE Energy of Shaftesbury. It has been an excellent year for solar in Dorset and this property has generated 1800 kilowatt hours of electricity and
£890 income.
The renewable energy installations have made a significant improvement over the old solid fuel Raeburn and coal fire arrangements which were in place until 2010 (there is no mains gas supply). The householder has experienced considerable improvement to thermal comfort as well as financial benefits through the Feed in Tariff (FiT) and the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. There was no significant disruption during the installation which was completed quickly and efficiently and the capital cost of the improvements will be recouped through the FiTs, RHI and energy savings in about another 6 years.

Location

Chapel Cottage, The Cross
Belchalwell
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 0EG

View on map

Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Arrive anytime.

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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