Eco Open Houses Worthing

18 - 19 Apr 2015

Beechwood Avenue

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

Location

46 Beechwood Avenue
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 2HS

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Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April
Tours at 2pm,3pm,4pm

Sunday 19th April
Tours at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

This event has now finished.

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Pauline and Alan downsized to this bungalow 7 years ago, after the children had left home. They live and work part-time in Brittany and their home had to be secure as well as cheaper to run. They needed space for Pauline to run her homeopathic practice and Alan to store materials for his property renovation business. The addition of a conservatory has added space for when family visit.

Pauline is doing a Permaculture Diploma and has used their home as a case study, including an audit of energy and water use. The first thing they did was insulate the loft and cavity walls. They have since added a woodburning stove, which takes over from the boiler and runs on scrap wood.

Water saving is also a priority, with 5 water butts for fruit and veg cultivation, shower usage timed and AA rated washing machine only run on full loads.

Lifestyle is equally important and careful use of heating only in occupied areas, plus moderate thermostat setting means that consumption is around half the UK average.

Pauline and Alan had solar PV installed on the west and south faces of the bungalow a year ago and adjusted the way they use their “free” electricity accordingly

Read the full case study here:
http://www.ecoopenhouses.org/media/Worthing2015CaseStudies/Beechwood-Av.pdf

BUSES:
Stagecoach 5

TRAIN:
Nearest station West Worthing (1.5 miles)

Location

46 Beechwood Avenue
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 2HS

View on map

Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April
Tours at 2pm,3pm,4pm

Sunday 19th April
Tours at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Tours on the hour

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