7 Turns Lane

Energy-saving 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
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

7 Tuns Lane
Silverton
Exeter
Devon
EX5 4HY

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Opening times

17 - 18 May 2014
Tours on Saturday 17th May at 10:30am and 2pm

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Chris Brookman, founder of Back To Earth, is an expert in sustainable building and passivhaus design. His family home is a re-development of a 1950's bungalow set in the Devon countryside. The existing bungalow was stripped, demolished and crushed in to hardcore to use under the new house. Planning restrictions meant that building up was not allowed so they went down in to the ground.

The basement was built using Logixx ICF (insulated concrete formwork) with tanking. Above ground the house uses a timber frame construction with 300mm I-beams in the roof. Because of the slightly unorthodox shape of the building U-Values for the walls are around 0.1W/m2K and for the roof are down to 0.09W/m2K, which enabled the house the achieve Passive House certification.

More info can be found here: http://www.backtoearth.co.uk/case-study/silverton-passive-house-devon

It has:

- roof insulation

- under floor insulation

- under floor heating

- energy efficient boiler

- solar PV

- solar thermal

- Passivhaus

- triple glazing

- energy efficient appliances

They also have a ventilation system and are producing lots of data on how the house is performing. They have sensors on each elevation and the interior and are also producing a weather file for the site.

Chris will be giving guided tours on Saturday 17th May at 10:30am and 2pm.

Location

7 Tuns Lane
Silverton
Exeter
Devon
EX5 4HY

View on map

Opening times

17 - 18 May 2014
Tours on Saturday 17th May at 10:30am and 2pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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