Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Assington, Assington Mill

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost 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
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Assington Mill, Assington Mill
Assington
Sudbury
CO10 5LZ

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

Bob and Anne Cowlin invite you to their home and business at Assington Mill (www.assingtonmill.com )which is mentioned in the Domesday Book 1086 as house C17.

This property has a wide range of historical and environmental features and is well worth a visit.

Assington Mill has been renovated in accordance with best conservation practice. Minimal use of concrete, plastic or metal.

It generates electricity from a Waterwheel, 2 Ground Source heat pumps and 16 PV Panels.

The property is not connected to the mains sewerage system but uses a Biodisc.

It includes four strawbale buildings, all using slightly different construction techniques.

Insulation: Insulation was installed in 2005 and includes Walls by Thermafleece (sheep wool) and loft insulation. Floors are insulated by Limecrete and Kingspan and the ceilings by Themefleece & microfill. Hot water tank, water pipes and the chimney are all insulated.

Glazing: Secondary glazing installed from 2005 to 2008. Double glazed conservatory using Low emissivity (Low-E) glass and draught proofing.

Heating Improvements include: Modern Controls, Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV’s), Water Softening to reduce limescale build up, Low Energy Heating.

Renewable technology includes: 16 Photovoltaic panels, installed in 2010, 2 Ground Source Heat Pumps, and wet underfloor heating installed in 2008.

Lighting includes: installed in 2013 and Low Energy Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).

Appliances: a range of no, low and energy efficient appliances are used.

Water Management includes: Low / Dual Flush Toilet, Water-efficient showerheads, Water-efficient appliances, Lower flow taps, Flow tap aerators and regulators and a half acre pond is used to provide water instead of water butts.

Sustainable Building Materials include: Cedar weatherboading (2003) which have a 50 year lifespan, no paint required. Local bricks (2003), Lime mortar & limewash.

Property includes a Farm under Higher Level Stewardship, and operates a landshare scheme. Home composting and recycling.

This property has plenty to see and is highly recommended.

Location

Assington Mill, Assington Mill
Assington
Sudbury
CO10 5LZ

View on map

Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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