Slate House, Vowchurch
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Opening times: Sunday 15th October 10-3
Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Parking is very limited so please phone ahead: 01981 550 601
Please note: Park in lay-by near postbox at crest of hill, and follow signs to house (200m). Ground floor only is wheelchair accessible.
This event has now finished.
Other House tours on the hour - call ahead 01981 550 601 - as parking limited
Graeme welcomes you to his 127m2 2-3 bed detached of recent timber construction to Passivhaus standard. They demolished a 200-year old hovel that was all but collapsing. Deep retrofit is a better idea for sound buildings.
Is full Passivhaus but we added 4kw PV.
Motivation to retrofit:
Sustainable construction and low running costs.
Maybe + £18,000 over and above the cost of building regs.
About 80% less than a similar house of conventional construction.
Who did the work?
Mike Whitfield Construction. YES! I would recommend them.
Very high level of comfort with negligible bills.
- We wanted a cellar but geology did not permit.
- We want external louvre shutters but have not got round to it.
- We considered an air-source heat pump but rejected it because at the time it was too expensive considering our tiny annual energy bills. We may now install.