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Monica and Alan - Green Open Home Tour 2018

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Rusholme

Manchester

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Monica and Alan are opening their home as a part of Carbon Co-op's Green Open Homes Weekend, 29th and 30th September 2018.

After lots of hard work Monica and Alan have just completed a full eco-refurbishment of their home. They've made it more thermally efficient, comfortable, healthy and have reduced their carbon footprint.

To find out more about how Monica and Alan planned their retrofit, found contractors and managed issues along the way see our report from a member social in which Alan spoke.


Energy efficiency measures installed:

  • Cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, room-in-roof insulation
  • Triple glazing throughout (Green Building Store windows and doors). Unheated orangery on south side is double glazed.
  • LED lighting throughout, AA or AAA rated appliances in kitchen
  • Combi boiler
  • Renewables heat and electricity
  • Solar PV 3.75 kW on south facing roof
  • Kitchen fronts made in spalted beech by cabinet maker using local timber purchased from local social enterprise TreeStation - a Chorlton tree - with the cabinets made from 0% formaldehyde MDF veneered in beech. Worksurface 100% recycled glass, semitransparent. Paints throughout the house are Lakeland, which is zero VOC and organic
  • new room thermostat, all low temperature radiators downstairs so boiler can run at lower temperature, thermostatic radiator valves on all radiators


Monica and Alan think you should visit their home because:

We have a beautiful handcrafted kitchen, showing sustainable use of materials.
We can talk about what we did and why and also what we did not do and why (eg external or internal wall insulation)


Tours

Saturday 29th September:

  • 11am - drop in
  • 1pm-2:30pm - bus tour visit book here
  • 3pm - drop in

Sunday 30th September:

  • 11am - drop in
  • 1pm - drop in
  • 3pm - drop in


Accessibility and travel

  • Wheelchair access: 1 step up to house at the front, level access at rear
  • Nearest public transport: Oxford Road corridor – 50 or so buses an hour
  • Parking on street or near by? Yes, plenty
  • Full address will be sent once booked.


To visit other eco-homes open on the 29th and 30th September, visit http://carboncoop.greenopenhomes.net/

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