8 - 14 Oct 2017
Saturday 18th (all day) and Sunday 24th September (morning)
Detached house built 1963
Rob and Anne bought their house in 2000. Rob says:
'Our aim was to lower the family's carbon footprint. I identified each significant energy use, and researched how to reduce it. Most of the insulation and airtightness work has been DIY, which I've enjoyed doing.'
'We harvest rainwater for gardening - or more likely kids' water fights! The greywater system routes all shower water into the downstairs toilet cistern.'
Cavity wall insulation (professionally installed)
DIY insulation works: external wall, loft, hotwater and door
Mechanical ventilation heat recovery system
DIY solar thermal system