Open Homes Saturday 10th November 2018

Meadow Orchard, N8

This is an ecobuild project on a community growing space/nature reserve.
The construction is straw bale and cob, with a reclaimed timber roof.

Pages Hill, N10

Semi-detached Edwardian property with low cost, largely DIY work to increase energy efficiency. Features include:

  • External insulation
  • Wood burning stove
  • Solar panels
  • Triple glazed French doors and window in loft studio
  • LED lighting.

Myddleton Road N22

Deep retrofit, rear extension and attic conversion of a Victorian house on the vibrant and upcoming Myddleton Road, now a family home. The shopfront was rebuilt and signage restored and the shop is now used as a community resource for yoga classes, toddler groups and even as a polling station.
  • The design was modelled using Passivhaus DesignPH software, to achieve Enerphit performance.  
  • The new rear extension built in lightweight timber frame construction with an outer skin of rendered wood fibre insulation.
  • Open cell Icynene insulation used througout between studs and rafters
  • All windows have been replaced with high performance triple glazed units, including the traditional sashes to the street elevation.
  • The house is continuously and quietly supplied with fresh, filtered air using an MVHR system providing high levels of comfort and efficiency
  • Natural ventilation also deeply integrated into the design with manually opening windows and rooflights providing excellent through ventilation when required. 
  • A green roof to to the extension (yet to be planted) will slow run-off of rain, provide an attractive view and biodiversity. 

Weir Hall Road, N17

1920s semi-detached house. Extensive eco-refurbishment completed in 2017.

  • External, internal and underfloor insulation,
  • triple-glazing,
  • air source heat pump,
  • woodstove,
  • solar PV panels.

Yewtree Close, N22

This is an energy-efficient refurbishment of an unusual single-storey timber-framed detached house.

It is double-glazed throughout and has good floor and roof insulation plus internal wall insulation. The only source of space heating is a wood-burning stove. Appliances and lighting are low-energy, while there is also an air-source heat pump. Solar PV panels are installed on the roof.
Features in detail:

  • Argon filled 12mm double glazing in aluminium frames (except on south side)
  • Kingspan “Thermwall”, 100mm rigid, foiled insulation, new ply board with sealed joints
  • Celotex GA400 100mm rigid roof insulation with foil backing
  • Celotex GA400 100mm rigid floor insulation with foil backing
  • New windows and door draught sealed
  • Air source heat pumps for underfloor heating and hot water
  • 16 photo voltaic panels with total 4kW peak
  • New high performance wood burning stove
  • 100% LED and some compact fluorescent
  • Low energy appliances throughout
  • Water saving: 1000ltr rainwater butts

Brantwood Road N17

  • External wall insulation
  • Double-glazing
  • Low energy lightbulbs