Cambridge Open Eco Homes

18 - 24 Sep 2016

Sherlock Road

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

12 Sherlock Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0HR

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Opening times

18 - 24 Sep 2016
Saturday 18th and Sunday 24th September

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Semi-detached house built 1937

Antony and Kathryn

This recent renovation of a 1930s house aims to increase living space while improving energy efficiency, providing greater comfort at lower cost.  An engineer and project manager at a local technology partnership, Antony enjoys DIY and has a long-standing interest in green building.  He says:

‘We aimed to extend our living space by adding a new bedroom and two ensuites, and address the damp problem while making a really substantial reduction to our energy consumption.

The walls were insulated internally and externally, and both flat and pitched roofs were also insulated.  Double- or triple-glazing throughout completed the thermal envelope and a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system installed.

'Our family continued living in the property during the project, which started in April 2015.  I worked closely with the builders, spending 1-2 days each week on site.  This was key to getting a good quality result as problems were identified and fixed at each stage of the programme.'


 

Location

12 Sherlock Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0HR

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Opening times

18 - 24 Sep 2016
Saturday 18th and Sunday 24th September

This event has now finished.

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