Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Elmstead Market 10 Harvest Way

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
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

10 Harvest Way
Elmstead
Colchester
Essex
CO7 7YD

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
Sunday 6th September from 11am to 4pm.

You can just turn up but we prefer you to book so that we know to expect you

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Jean Routledge and Alan Dixon welcome you to their 3 bed detached bungalow which is 43 years old.

Insulation: Cavity wall, top up loft insulation and hot water pipes in the airing cupboard was installed in 2004.
Hot water insulated as manufactured. Radiator heat reflectors on 2 main radiators installed in 2014.

Property already had full double glazing for many years.

Radiators have thermostatic radiator valves.

Solar thermal (water heating) was installed in 2009.

All our bulbs are low energy including LED reading light.

No and low energy appliances are used.

5 water butts are used to save rainwater together with a Heath Robinson self invented system for reusing water water from the washing machine. Buckets for shower water!

The garden is wildlife friendly including no pesticides/artificial feeds, a small pond and a woodpile. Veg is grown in small raised beds using saved grey water and home produced compost.

Jean says 'apart from installing a solar panel for our hot water, most of the improvements have been low tech and cheap to install ourselves'

Location

10 Harvest Way
Elmstead
Colchester
Essex
CO7 7YD

View on map

Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
Sunday 6th September from 11am to 4pm.

You can just turn up but we prefer you to book so that we know to expect you

To book just click on this link

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/10-harvest-way-essex-green-open-days-tickets-18186090085

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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