Dorset Greener Homes

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

51 Coppice St, Shaftesbury

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

51 Coppice Street
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8PF

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Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Saturday 2 nd October 10.30, 12.00, 2.30,4.00pm

Car parking: Often space on Coppice Street but we’re not far from any of the town centre car parks
and very close to Tesco.

Just turn up There are 2 steps to the front door

 

This is a centre-terrace former council house built in the 1930s and within easy reach of Shaftesbury town centre. The present owners, Richard and Rachel, bought it late in 2017, but made changes before moving in 18 months later. Theirs was a relatively new later-in-life relationship and they were combining two households. Their modifications were designed to give them adequate but compact space for sustainable living into their older age.

The house now has a timber-framed south-facing rear extension with underfloor heating and a sedum roof, a loft conversion, high spec double glazing, a refitted kitchen, a lot of additional storage space and a small solar PV array. Throughout the building works and associated internal changes the couple aimed to reuse existing materials and for new fittings to be as sustainable as possible. Heating and hot water is currently provided by the pre-existing gas combi-boiler (less than 5 years old). There is also a wood burner which is used sparingly. 


 

Location

51 Coppice Street
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8PF

View on map

Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Saturday 2 nd October 10.30, 12.00, 2.30,4.00pm

Car parking: Often space on Coppice Street but we’re not far from any of the town centre car parks
and very close to Tesco.

Just turn up There are 2 steps to the front door

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