Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Halstead, 20 Weavers Row

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
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

20 Weavers Row
Halstead
Essex
CO9 2JX

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
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This late 1950's built semi detached bungalow has installed the following measures:

Insulation: Cavity Wall insulation installed in 2011. Ceiling made of insulation tiles. Hot water tank insulated and lining all curtains for insulation.

Glazing: Double glazing was installed when we moved in, 1988.

Lighting: Low Energy Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s) are used.

Appliances: A range of low and no energy appliances are used.

Solar thermal panels were installed in the early 1990's and PV panels installed 2012.

Water: Waste water piped to garden, Wheelie bin makes a water butt, rainwater harvesting.

Front garden now a woodland with fruit. Back garden now used to grow fruit and veg. All garden and kitchen waste is composted. Broken fridge/freezers make good garden benches with storage space.
Trying to make a pond for resident frog. Planted a willow hedge
Hope to make willow fencing and tool storage, maybe even a motorbike cover. Have always lived economically and sustainably. Avid Freecycler.

Location

20 Weavers Row
Halstead
Essex
CO9 2JX

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
Cancelled this home has been Cancelled.

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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