Frome Open Homes

17 - 18 Oct 2015

Roman Way

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Roman Way, Iron Mill Lane
Oldford
Frome
Somerset
BA11 2NP

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Sunday 18th October
11:00 - 16:00

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‘I want to be able to hear my garden, like I could my grandfather’s when I was a child’ says Gordon walking around his flower and vegetable filled garden. Since moving in three years ago Gordon and his wife Mary have made several changes to make their home more comfortable. ‘When we first moved in there was mould on the walls, we had to mop water from the window sills every morning, and the back of the furniture got really damp. We added ventilation with heat recovery and the mould disappeared.’ Alongside this the couple added solar panels to the roof for both electricity and hot water. ‘Even in winter we find the solar thermal pre-heats the water and means our bills are lower’ explains Gordon.

 
The couple inherited cavity wall insulation and double glazing. ‘You have to be careful when getting quotes for solar though. We had one company quote double what we ended paying to install solar thermal.’

Location

Roman Way, Iron Mill Lane
Oldford
Frome
Somerset
BA11 2NP

View on map

Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Sunday 18th October
11:00 - 16:00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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