Dorset Open Greener Homes

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

Colway Lane

Energy-saving improvements

  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Colway Lane
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3BG

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Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Saturday September 25th via booked tours - 2 in the morning at 10am and 1130 am and 2 in the afternoon at 2pm and 3.30pm.

Book ahead Tricky access - attendees will receive instructions.

Phil and Vicki moved to the house last November from a drafty Edwardian house with poor insulation. The contrast is marked in this well insulated house, built in 2008, with lower ceilings. Their first task was to install Solar panels on the South West facing roof and hope to have an an air source heat pump (ASHP) in place in time for the open day! 

They put in the Electric car charging point for their Zoe car. They use low rate electricity at night to charge the car on a timer and also get paid by Octopus for any excess electricity generated during the day. Electricity bills have tumbled as a result. They have installed an induction hob and, once the ASHP is installed, they can have the gas supply taken off.

Garden work has included putting in compost bins and raised beds for growing veg and letting no mow May run into other months as part of cultivating a wildlife garden. 

Location

Colway Lane
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3BG

View on map

Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Saturday September 25th via booked tours - 2 in the morning at 10am and 1130 am and 2 in the afternoon at 2pm and 3.30pm.

Book ahead Tricky access - attendees will receive instructions.

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