Soo Chapman has been an energy champion for many years and retrofitted her large
Edwardian house built in 1906, to make it as energy efficient as possible and run off on site
renewable energy. There are two sets of solar PV panels on the roof. In 2010, the first array,
consisting of 12 panels on the East and 8 panels on the West roofs were installed (and
qualified for feed-in-tariff). In 2017 the second array of 13 solar panels on the south-facing
roof were installed. In 2016, the first Tesla Powerwall (battery storage) in the area was
installed. Heating and hot water is provided by a combination of solar thermal panels, solar
iboost (taking excess electricity from the PV panels for hot water) and an Air Source Heat
Pump. There is no gas. In addition, infrared heating, lowered & insulated ceilings, insulated
floors and insulated cavity walls help the house operate efficiently. Soo was early adopter
of renewable energy tariffs. There is a car charging point and a stag beetle/pollinator
friendly fruit/nut tree garden.
Access: There is parking on the forecourt for 5-6 carefully parked cars. There is also a
charging point and anyone needing access should let Soo know so she can keep access clear.
There is room for bikes down the side of the house.