Kendal, Staveley & Killington: Green Open Homes 2014

May 3 2014: Three groups of houses open in Staveley, central Kendal and Killington. Showcasing a variety of renewable energy technologies and energy saving products, installations include biomass wood pellet boilers, solar photovoltaics (electricity), solar thermal (hot water) and a proposed hydro-electricity site. The houses include a new passive house, a timber frame extension to a Georgian terrace, a number of renovations and a barn converted into a delightful multi-level house.
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Killington, Sedbergh - Broad Raine:  low energy houses. Originally a corn mill, miller’s cottage, barn and granary it is now 4 separate houses.  Examples of passive solar extension,  solar water heating and an automatic pellet feed biomass boiler, internal insulation, loft insulation, replacement windows and draft proofing; use of lime pointing, underfloor heating supplied by an air-source heat pump. A 50kW hydro-electric scheme using an Archimedes screw is proposed for the site.

Killington, Sedbergh - Broad Raine: low energy houses. Originally a corn mill, miller’s cottage, barn and granary it is now 4 separate houses. Examples of passive solar extension, solar water heating and an automatic pellet feed biomass boiler, internal insulation, loft insulation, replacement windows and draft proofing; use of lime pointing, underfloor heating supplied by an air-source heat pump. A 50kW hydro-electric scheme using an Archimedes screw is proposed for the site.

Kendal: Timber frame extension to a Georgian terraced house in the town centre. This Georgian stone built terrace has a new timber framed extension into the long and narrow rear garden. The extension has Warmcell (recycled newspaper) insulation blown into the cavity created by the timber framing system, a recycled slate roof over rigid foam insulation and a tongue and groove boarded ceiling. High quality double glazed windows and hemp lime plastering.

Kendal: Timber frame extension to a Georgian terraced house in the town centre. This Georgian stone built terrace has a new timber framed extension into the long and narrow rear garden. The extension has Warmcell (recycled newspaper) insulation blown into the cavity created by the timber framing system, a recycled slate roof over rigid foam insulation and a tongue and groove boarded ceiling. High quality double glazed windows and hemp lime plastering.

Kendal - Belmont Brow:  low energy in the town centre. Typical town centre terraced house.  Energy efficiency includes: boarded loft with insulation. Installed of PV panels. A wood burning stove is currently being fitted to replace a gas boiler for space heating. In addition raised beds in the garden are used for food growing.

Kendal - Belmont Brow: low energy in the town centre. Typical town centre terraced house. Energy efficiency includes: boarded loft with insulation. Installed of PV panels. A wood burning stove is currently being fitted to replace a gas boiler for space heating. In addition raised beds in the garden are used for food growing.

Staveley: Biomass and solar at the Old Post Office. Originally 2 separate houses, now inter-linked. One side of the house has a conventional gas boiler but the main house has no gas supply and is heated by an Extraflame pellet boiler, installed in the place of the old range,  running radiators and hot water.  Other energy efficient rennovations.

Staveley: Biomass and solar at the Old Post Office. Originally 2 separate houses, now inter-linked. One side of the house has a conventional gas boiler but the main house has no gas supply and is heated by an Extraflame pellet boiler, installed in the place of the old range, running radiators and hot water. Other energy efficient rennovations.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL TO VIEW  Staveley Passive House:  3 bedroom house designed by EcoArc of Kentmere and constructed by local builder, Sam Nelson. Minimizes heat loss, incorporates triple glazing throughout, a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery, avoidance of thermal bridges, excellent air tightness and thermal insulation. Built in solar photovoltaics (4kW) and solar thermal panel, no boilers, fires or central heating.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL TO VIEW Staveley Passive House: 3 bedroom house designed by EcoArc of Kentmere and constructed by local builder, Sam Nelson. Minimizes heat loss, incorporates triple glazing throughout, a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery, avoidance of thermal bridges, excellent air tightness and thermal insulation. Built in solar photovoltaics (4kW) and solar thermal panel, no boilers, fires or central heating.

Kendal Drop In Info Point: A great opportunity to quiz various experts on the issues involved in refurbishing older houses using natural materials, the installation of renewable energy systems and obtain details of the newly launched domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.  May 3rd 2014:  Drop In Open for you to drop in between 10am – 4pm. Location: Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD

Kendal Drop In Info Point: A great opportunity to quiz various experts on the issues involved in refurbishing older houses using natural materials, the installation of renewable energy systems and obtain details of the newly launched domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. May 3rd 2014: Drop In Open for you to drop in between 10am – 4pm. Location: Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD

Cannydale, Lyth Valley:  Renewable Heating This small stone cottage in the Lyth Valley is being renovated and extended to bring the cottage up to current building standards for heat loss.  The cottage previously had oil heating and there is no gas supply. The oil heating was removed a year ago and a Broseley Evolution 26 kW log burner was installed by Opteama.

Cannydale, Lyth Valley: Renewable Heating This small stone cottage in the Lyth Valley is being renovated and extended to bring the cottage up to current building standards for heat loss. The cottage previously had oil heating and there is no gas supply. The oil heating was removed a year ago and a Broseley Evolution 26 kW log burner was installed by Opteama.

Short talks from experts:  10.30: Tim Maiden of CAG Consultants – The recently launched Renewable heat Incentive; 11.30: Andrew Northcott  of CAfS – Draughtproofing: how to get a warm home and save money by installing draught proofing. 12:30: Dave Tyler of Jack in the Green – Renovating and insulating older properties using natural materials 1:30 Andrew Northcott of CAfS – Thermal imaging: how thermal imaging can identify places where heat is leaking from your home. 2:30 Alison Lax of CAfS

Short talks from experts: 10.30: Tim Maiden of CAG Consultants – The recently launched Renewable heat Incentive; 11.30: Andrew Northcott of CAfS – Draughtproofing: how to get a warm home and save money by installing draught proofing. 12:30: Dave Tyler of Jack in the Green – Renovating and insulating older properties using natural materials 1:30 Andrew Northcott of CAfS – Thermal imaging: how thermal imaging can identify places where heat is leaking from your home. 2:30 Alison Lax of CAfS


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