SuperHome Open Days

5 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Glebe House, Reading Road, Wallingford

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management

Location

Glebe House, Reading Road
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 9DT

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Opening times

5 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
Open to the public on 12 September 2015 with tours at 10am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Advanced booking is required! To reserve a space please visit www.superhomes.org.uk/200

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 Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less!

Sue Roberts and Richard Harding’s Wallingford home is kitted out with a variety of green technologies. External wall, loft and roof insulation work with the triple glazed windows and draught-proofing to create a more airtight, well insulated home that remains warm throughout the winter. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery provides constant fresh air whilst maintaining the stable temperature of the property. Solar panels provide clean electricity and pre-heat water used for washing. Rainwater is harvested and used for toilets, the washing machine and outside taps, and water saving devices can be found throughout.

Like many other SuperHome owners Sue and Richard have managed to incorporate beautiful design into their renovation. The loft has been transformed into a living space, lit by an array of skylights. The kitchen has also been redesigned, making best use of the spacious ground floor. External wall insulation provided an opportunity to change the exterior of the home and the couple took the opportunity to repaint the entire house, picking a white and blue colour scheme which gives the property a cottage feel. It is hard to believe the house is over 50 years old!

Visitors can expect to come away with plenty of ideas for greening their own properties.

For more info and to book a free tour, please visit www.superhomes.org.uk/200

 

Location

Glebe House, Reading Road
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 9DT

View on map

Opening times

5 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
Open to the public on 12 September 2015 with tours at 10am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Advanced booking is required! To reserve a space please visit www.superhomes.org.uk/200

This event has now finished.

Book ahead

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