Visit a house and holiday cottage that have been renovated to improve their energy efficiency, featuring a ground source heat pump and biomass boiler.
In the house, you'll have an opportunity to see the Pallazetti Ermione wood pellet boiler, installed by Logic of Appleby, and discuss the storage of pellets, how it works and costings.
The owners have made changes to the house to improve its energy efficiency, with double glazing and high levels of insulation where they can.
The holiday cottage (which won't be open for viewings, as it's occupied by guests) was renovated to high standards of insulation. It's heated by a ground source heat pump, which was installed by drilling 95m below the ground. Although it won't be possible to view the heat pump inside the cottage, the owner will be able to explain how it works and show you photos of the work that had to be done before installation. The installation involved Ice Energy Technologies and local heating engineer John Glendinning, with ground work done by the owners and drilling by Geocore.
The owners also have electric car charging points outside both their properties.
Directions & Parking
From Alston, follow the Middleton in Teesdale road for about 4 miles. Pass the first turning to Garrigill. Continue straight over a crossroads. Take the first turning on the right. Continue down the hill and the house is on the right, with a porch. The road dead ends there, and there is ample parking.
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Details to follow.
Green Build Festival 2016
This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build Festival 2016, a week-long programme of activities and visits to green homes, organised by Cumbria Action for Sustainability. Visit the CAfS website for full details: www.cafs.org.uk/events
When & Where
Cumbria Action for Sustainability