Frome Open Homes

17 - 18 Oct 2015

Long Ground

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
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

Long Ground
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1PJ

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Saturday 17th October
A tour will be running at 1.30pm. Booking is essential. Please arrive outside the Crown Inn, Keyford 10 minutes before tour start time.

This event has now finished.

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'I wanted a bigger lounge – that's how it started.' 17 months on and Graham Burgess's design has been realised by local builder Roger Frere-Smith, doubling Jon's floor space adding a highly insulated lounge and loft room, extended the kitchen and created a triple aspect master bedroom with ensuite from what was the smallest room of the house.. ''The house was quite dated when I bought it but had lots of potential'' explains Jon, so Graham added a line of south facing windows to the kitchen diner which also add thermal gain. All the windows in the house have now been replaced – from single glazed wooden frames to double glazed aluminium clad. 'They get so hot in summer you could fry an egg on them!' adds Jon. However, the metal cladding means there is minimal maintenance and the interior of the window is wooden.

On the extension Thermalite blocks have been used internally and externally along with 90mm of Celotex insulation. To the roof 100mm of Celotex was added under the rafters with mineral wool between them. The extension also hosts an array of reclaimed tiles, sourced mainly from Frome Reclamation, which helps it blend in with the rest of the house. The style of the extension and detailing has been designed to match closely the original style of the 1930s semi.
 
Thermal images of the house show how air tight the building is now, 'The only cold spots are the trickle vents above the windows' explains Jon. A new boiler and radiators have been added and despite doubling the floor space Jon finds the house much cheaper to heat now.
 
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
 
Energy saving: insulation, double glazing, low energy lighting
 
Materials: reclaimed tiles

Location

Long Ground
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1PJ

View on map

Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Saturday 17th October
A tour will be running at 1.30pm. Booking is essential. Please arrive outside the Crown Inn, Keyford 10 minutes before tour start time.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frome-open-homes-long-ground-tickets-18777679545

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