North Dorset Eco Homes Event

15 - 17 May 2015

Letton Park Property

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Letton Park
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 7ST

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Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
Please ring Kathryn on 01258 484372 to book.
Hour long time slots on Friday and Sunday.

Unsuitable for wheelchair users. Lots of steps and unsuitable for small children, though dogs are welcome.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Do not use a SatNav as it will take you to the wrong place.

Major improvements have been made to this 1950s bungalow. Local firm Dorset Energy Solutions installed solar panels in November 2013 and they are performing well feeding the low energy lighting and white goods.
A multi fuel burner in the living room has saved a third on the gas bill and costs only £40 a year in wood. The flexibility of the high temperature, 80% efficient multi fuel stove allows garden waste wood to be used that would be less suitable for some wood burners.
A reduction in energy costs is a key benefit from having the multi-fuel burner and the solar panels but there has been a significant increase in comfort due to the burner which provides heating for much of the house through natural circulation. Lack of a chimney was no bar to the installation and the internal flue increases the heat output into the home. The burner also has a hot plate for boiling water and cooking.
Harvesting rainwater is key to the wildlife-friendly garden. There are eleven water butts including one which feeds the all-important pond. One unusual feature is an insulated summer house which is useable all year round giving an excellent view of the wide range of wildlife that use the garden.

Location

Letton Park
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 7ST

View on map

Opening times

15 - 17 May 2015
Please ring Kathryn on 01258 484372 to book.
Hour long time slots on Friday and Sunday.

Unsuitable for wheelchair users. Lots of steps and unsuitable for small children, though dogs are welcome.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Do not use a SatNav as it will take you to the wrong place.

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