Open Eco Homes

14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020

Victorian Terrace Getting Off Gas

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating

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Cambridge
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14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020

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Sat 26th September, 4:00 - 5:00pm

In this free interactive online tour you’ll learn about the opportunities and challenges of extending and retrofitting a small historic terraced house. 

This recent retrofit and extension of a Victorian terrace involved transforming the property into a renewable-powered, low energy home which will remain cool in summer. The eco-renovation prioritised adding a third bedroom and eliminating gas usage. Hosts James and Hannah extensively researched into their options for achieving these goals, and engaged local architect Margaret Reynolds for the project design. Retrofitting this home has resulted in greater energy efficiency through improved air tightness, and an enlarged living space with the attic extension. 

Key features of this home:

  • Internal and external insulation to front and back respectively, and external blinds.
  • PassivHaus standard windows (sash and roof lights) and external doors.
  • Air source heat pump (NIBE).
  • Mechanical ventilation (Aereco demand controlled, not heat recovery).

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Cambridge
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Opening times

14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020

This event has now finished.

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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