Frome Open Homes

17 - 18 Oct 2015

Stonewall Terrace

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Stonewall Terrace
Frome
Somerset
BA11 5AX

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Saturday 17th October 2015
Tours at 12, 1pm, 3pm and 3.45pm
Booking essential. Please arrive 10minutes before stated tour start time.

This event has now finished.

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1960s terrace with external wall insulation, porches and green roof

"1960's houses are notoriously difficult to treat, but there are lots of them in Frome. They are hard to heat and prone to condensation," says Sue.

The house, like most of this age, has solid concrete floors and non-breathing high-density concrete blocks inside and out. When double-glazed, this type of construction is very prone to winter condensation and mould build-up, owing to lack of ventilation and cold "bridging." The house had been cavity filled, but this was found to be faulty and incomplete. It was concluded that mineral wool is not an appropriate material for filling cavities in this house type; one very cold spot was below the roof/ceiling junction where there is solid concrete and no cavity. Work done included external wall insulation, additional filling of cavities (via the roof and when windows were removed), floor insulation, extractors in the bathroom and kitchen (one being a heat exchanger), a superinsulated extension and two porches. “Many lessons have been learned while doing this work,” says Sue.

Outside, the shed sports a biodiverse green roof. A covered area is used for clothes drying and vegetables and fruit are grown in the front garden.

Location

Stonewall Terrace
Frome
Somerset
BA11 5AX

View on map

Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Saturday 17th October 2015
Tours at 12, 1pm, 3pm and 3.45pm
Booking essential. Please arrive 10minutes before stated tour start time.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frome-open-homes-stonewall-terrace-tickets-19057883643

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