Frome Open Homes

17 - 18 Oct 2015

Keyford

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

Keyford
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1JS

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Saturday 17th October
Tour at 3pm.
Booking essential, please arrive 10minutes before tour start time.
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'The rear wall was leaning outwards, so we knew something had to be done' explains Graham Burgess, the project's designer. 'Our team had to completely gut the house but this means there are opportunities to increase its thermal performance. For example, the new floors have been designed to leave a gap around the edge, enabling the walls to be insulated continuously between floors, avoiding cold bridging and draughts.' The house has three external walls so would otherwise be chilly in winter. The team is therefore fitting 100mm of woodfibre insulation which will be finished with lime plaster. This reduces the risk of interstitial condensation which can be significant particularly when impermeable insulation such as Celotex is used.

Additional windows to the south have been unblocked and two new window openings created in the east elevation. 'A'-rated double glazed units will be installed in these.  New high-performance sash windows will replace the originals at the front in order to maintain the historic appearance of the cottage (it is not listed but is in a Conservation Area). The house will also have a wood burner to provide the majority of the home's heat, with a new combi gas boiler and radiators. 
 
A new building is planned on the courtyard adjacent to the house and a variety of designs are being considered.  Plans and a model of the proposed new house will be on display.  
 
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Energy saving: increased efficiency wall insulation, light
Materials: Woodfibre insulation
Design: Added windows French doors which maximise natural light. Designs of the planned house in the courtyard will be displayed.  
 

 

 

Location

Keyford
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1JS

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Saturday 17th October
Tour at 3pm.
Booking essential, please arrive 10minutes before tour start time.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frome-open-homes-keyford-tickets-18844728089

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