Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Jaywick, Spenser Way

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

64 Spenser Way
Jaywick
Clacton-on-sea
Essex
CO15 2QU

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Just turn up Gordon Revell and Gay Watton will be happy to welcome you to their home.

Insulation includes: Wallrock applied to the interior of external walls, loft insulation, floor insulation, hot water tank and water pipe insulation, radiator reflectors on outside walls.

Property is double glazed with draught proofing.

Heating using a condensing boiler, with modern controls and thermostatic radiator valves. Chemical inhibitors are used to help maintain the central heating system efficiency. Includes Wood Fuelled Heating.

In the process of connecting Solar water heating (1 panel) and 7 PV panels.

Use a range of no, low and energy efficient appliances.

The garden includes a bio diverse roof garden on the Bungalow (pictured) and a sedum roof on the shed, mini pond, insect & bird attractant plants throughout year. It is used to grow fruit and veg and reuses old water tanks as raised beds, apple trees. Water is provided from water butts. Home Composting.

The property utilises wooden floor, bricks, doors, tiles which were reclaimed in 2012 and a fitted oak kitchen including appliances, and bathroom were sourced on ebay in 2012.


We try to do our bit within our budget. We have done some extensive building work including an extension and making a bedroom in the roof space. Our house is super insulated with celotex. We did not use all natural materials but did reuse as much as we could. The property has beautiful farmland views and we have maximised this. We have befriended the farmer and together with him and the neighbours planted a 400m wildlife hedge.

Location

64 Spenser Way
Jaywick
Clacton-on-sea
Essex
CO15 2QU

View on map

Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Just turn up Gordon Revell and Gay Watton will be happy to welcome you to their home.

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