Frome Open Homes

17 - 18 Oct 2015

Tellisford Mill

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

Tellisford Mil, Tellisford
Tellisford
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7RL

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Sunday 18th October. Tour at 14:00. Booking essential. Please arrive 10 minutes before tour start time. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frome-open-homes-tellisford-mill-tickets-18779729677

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‘I grew up during the war. Our village didn’t have electricity until I was 10, we lit our home with oil lamps and candles’ explains Anthony.

His partner Rachel also ‘grew up on a farm without mains electricity.’ Their post-war appreciation of energy and dislike of waste inspired many of their green ideas. All of the stone in the super-insulated office building has been reused from the original mill. Anthony has calculated the amount of carbon dioxide produced through rebuilding the mill and how much carbon is saved by the hydro scheme, heat pump and composting loos and has discovered that the carbon debt of 176 tonnes was paid back within 1.4 years! In 2012 the hydro turbine produced 382 MWh, enough electricity to power 116 homes.

Anthony grew up in the adjacent house which was built in 1350. He and Rachel restored the house in the 1990s on the original footprint, doubling the usable internal space. Through insulation, upgrading the boiler and adding double glazing the upgrade reduced the litres of heating oil burnt from 6,000 per year to 4,000. The house is now converted to electric heating powered by hydro, with constant warmth from a wood-burner using wood retrieved from the River Frome.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

Energy generation: water power with a nifty low-powered (300w!) hydraulic screen cleaner (which you might see in action)

Energy saving: double glazing, heat pump running underfloor heating, insulation, skylights

Other: recycled materials, composting loo

 

A donation of £6 is suggested for this property.

 

 

Location

Tellisford Mil, Tellisford
Tellisford
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7RL

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Sunday 18th October. Tour at 14:00. Booking essential. Please arrive 10 minutes before tour start time. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frome-open-homes-tellisford-mill-tickets-18779729677

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