Would you like to live in a home paying £47 per month for gas and electricity?
This is the monthly dual fuel bill for the Low Energy Home of a local Refurbishment Specialist. Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy Services, an energy advice and retrofit business in Bayston Hill, has converted his bungalow into an extremely comfortable and efficient home.
In 2010 he undertook a complete retrofit project of the 1950’s concrete bungalow to create his comfortable Low Energy Home.
The metal framed single glazed windows were replaced with wooden triple glazed ones. External wall insulation was fitted and sprayfoam was used for the roof insulation. An air-tightness membrane and various tapes were used to create a very draught proof home. An efficient gas boiler with external weather compensation and a hot water tank also linked to solar panels was installed. He also fitted a special ventilation system that reuses the heat of the extracted air to heat the fresh incoming air and saves about 90% of the energy.
Open House Weekend 2/3rd September
With the conversion complete and the savings becoming clear, Hay Tor in Pulley Lane, Bayston Hill will be open to visitors on Sat/Sun 2/3rd September from 12.00 – 4.00.
More recent additions to the project are a sustainable drainage system whereby all rain water from the roof is either collected for watering the garden or runs to a soak away. There are no ground sealed surfaces, which saves the Severn Trent surface water drainage charge.
The detached garage has been converted into a well insulated office with en-suite facilities.
For more information come to the open day or contact Claus Best
mob: 07410 549781 or email: [email protected]
www.smart-energy-services.co.uk Hay Tor, Pulley Lane, Bayston Hill, SY3 0JH
[Please note: Featuring this information does not imply any recommendation or otherwise by Stretton Climate Care regarding the products and services offered by Smart Energy Services]