Open Eco Homes

14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020

Mark Brinkley's Self-Build

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • 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

Location

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Cambridge
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Opening times

14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020

Book ahead Book via the Open Eco Homes website. A link to the Zoom event will be emailed once you have booked.

Thu 1st October, 6:00 - 7:00pm

In this interactive online tour you'll learn lots about the choices and practicalities of a modern, sustainable self-build home.

Mark will show his and Mandy's inspiring home, which is his third self-build.
Their choices were constrained by their budget and a narrow site, making for a challenging design for the team, including Mole Architects. The result is a beautiful, individual, low-energy home.  Some of its features are:

  • structural insulated panels (SIPs) for an exact, well-insulated build
  • triple glazing with low G glass to avoid summer overheating
  • mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) for filtered, warm fresh air
  • 2 kW PV system with iBoost to switch any excess electricity to hot water heating
  • Low Energy Building Standard -  "Passivhaus-lite"
  • louvered cedar wall cladding and beautiful carpentry
     

Location

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Cambridge
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Opening times

14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020

Book ahead Book via the Open Eco Homes website. A link to the Zoom event will be emailed once you have booked.

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