Eco Open Houses Worthing

18 - 19 Apr 2015

Sompting Road, Lancing

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
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

62 Sompting Road
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 9LD

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Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April 10:00-13:00 14:00-17:00
Sunday 19th April 10:00-13:00 14:00-17:00
CLOSED 13:00-14:00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

David and Lydia bought this property in January 2014. As first time buyers with a small family, a “small” DIY project seemed a really good idea. The detached Edwardian house had been converted into two flats in the early 1980s. The refurbishment aims to reinstate “original” features with a very efficient and contemporary backbone.

The approach has been to make a “forever home”; to do things properly, but once. Cutting energy costs is vitally important for the couple, as is the idea of living more lightly in an urban setting, especially around issues of food dependency and drainage. The garden already features chickens, composting, mature fruit trees and a fruit garden. A rain garden at the front of the house is planned for this year.

A lot of back-to-basics work was needed upfront to rewire the house and install a new central heating system. This work uncovered more that needed doing and as the floorboards were all up, it made sense to insulate underneath.

The refurbishment is very much work-in-progress. This year, David and Lydia will be concentrating on the super-insulated study in the converted garage. When finances allow, solid wall insulation is planned, which should make a huge difference.

Read the full case study here:
http://www.ecoopenhouses.org/media/Worthing2015CaseStudies/62-Sompting-Rd.pdf

The PDF file below is the Energy Performance Certificate for 62 Sompting Road.

Additional information

(PDF, 288kB)

Location

62 Sompting Road
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 9LD

View on map

Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April 10:00-13:00 14:00-17:00
Sunday 19th April 10:00-13:00 14:00-17:00
CLOSED 13:00-14:00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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