Malthouse Lane, nr Belper

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity

Location

2 Malthouse Lane
Nether Heage
Belper
Derbyshire
DE56 2AS

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Opening times

1 - 31 May 2015
Sat 9th May, 10am-5pm
Sun 10th May, 10am-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

A Derbyshire gritsone two-up-two down detached house built in 1860 with extensions added in the 90's and 00's. The house has stone & rubble walls and a small conservatory.

Features:

Condensing boiler fitted 2007
Solar Photovoltiacs (producing electricity) fitted to garage roof, 2010 - all of the components will be visible and accessible to visitors in the same place
Small conservatory added to reduce heat leakage
2nd fireplace opened up to enable more biomass space heating
Majority of house lights LED
Use of night time electricity & timers to run some appliances
Changed electric shower to gas

Portable 200w PV array providing 12v or 240v via a bank of used car batteries, a solar controller and an inverter, which can be mounted on a trailer.  The home used it for outdoor lighting and a pond pump. Likely to be of interest for DIYers. 

All done to save money and carbon.

Travel tips: There should be no problem parking. Saturdya: Bus 142 from Belper (10.50, 12.50, 14.50, 16.50 weekdays) stops within 20 metres. Sunday: no buses. The house is a 25 minute walk from Ambergate railway station.

Location

2 Malthouse Lane
Nether Heage
Belper
Derbyshire
DE56 2AS

View on map

Opening times

1 - 31 May 2015
Sat 9th May, 10am-5pm
Sun 10th May, 10am-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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