Eco Open Houses Worthing

18 - 19 Apr 2015

Northcourt Road

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

51 Northcourt Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 7DT

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Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April 10am-1pm / 2-5pm
CLOSED 1-2PM

Sunday 19th April 10am-1pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

Claire and Ryan fell in love with this ‘leaky’ Victorian terraced house in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2007, when Claire did a Permaculture Design Course, that they started to think about the way they live from a permaculture perspective.

Victorian houses present challenges, but commonsense measures – such as installing a new condensing boiler, new timber double glazing and draughtproofing – have contributed, along with behavioural changes, to reducing gas use by one third and electricity by half. This is a work in progress and hopefully more inroads will be made by dividing one large, hard-to-heat room into two, secondary double glazing and improved loft insulation.

They have also adopted a deliberately sustainable lifestyle, with food production from the garden and allotment, rainwater harvesting for home gardening, reducing car use, buying fewer new consumer goods and orienting their garden to be welcoming to wildlife, including a ‘green roof’ on the bike shelter and shed.

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

BUSES
Stagecoach 1, 5 (both days); 7 (Sat only)
Compass 16 (Sat, partial Sun); 23

TRAIN
Nearest station: Worthing (5 mins walk)

Location

51 Northcourt Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 7DT

View on map

Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April 10am-1pm / 2-5pm
CLOSED 1-2PM

Sunday 19th April 10am-1pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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