Dorset Greener Homes

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

Weavers House Marnhull

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
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Weavers House, Burton Street
Marnhull
Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 1PS

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Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
25 September Tours 10.00, 11.00, 12.00. .

Just turn up Car parking at the front of the house or right around the back, through the 5 bar gate.

Weaver’s House was built in 1974, and the previous owners had done some cavity wall insulation, but the windows were still single glazed and draughty. Ros and Tim have been investing in eco improvements at Weaver’s House since the 1990’s. 

New double glazed windows have been fitted throughout, external insulation on the gable wall and internal insulation on an inner wall.  Insulation has been added whenever changes were made to the house, including the second floor main bedroom. 

Curtains purchased more recently have been interlined and blinds complement the lighter weight curtains.  External blinds have been fitted to the Velux roof lights. 

In 2011 4 kW solar panels were fitted on the main house roof.  In 2020 further panels, 4.78kW, were fitted on the garage roof along with a Tesla battery.  We have an Evahot cooking range to provide additional electric heating to the kitchen and utility area of the house. Small immersion heaters have been fitted in the kitchen and en suite which minimises the pipe runs for the hot water.   

The Tesla display allows the use of electricity in the house to be monitored closely. 

Ros and Tim are founder members of Marnhull Green TEAMS an informal group that promotes eco initiatives around the village.  Activities in the last year have included tree planting, a community allotment and orchard, and apple pressing.  This year the group held an Eco trail in the village where householders demonstrated the eco improvements they had made to their properties. 

Location

Weavers House, Burton Street
Marnhull
Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 1PS

View on map

Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
25 September Tours 10.00, 11.00, 12.00. .

Just turn up Car parking at the front of the house or right around the back, through the 5 bar gate.

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