8 Glebe Road

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

8 Glebe Road
Clevedon
North Somerset
BS21 6QD

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Opening times

6 Sep 2014
September 6th 2014, 11:00am - 4:00pm

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1920s Semi-detached house, 3 bedrooms, 1 occupant.

Built in 1922 of rendered brick construction, mortared using coal dust from South Wales, with a 70 ft south facing back garden with clay soil. The garden is in transition from a fairly traditional layout to one based more on permaculture principles for improved sustainability and enjoyment. 
Key features – PV panels, radiator reflector panels, cavity wall and roof insulation, chickens, compost bins, fruit and vegetable growing, natural bee keeping and wild-life friendly garden.

Annual Energy Costs: £588    Electricity £180 (12 x £15)          Gas £408 (12 x £34)
Feed in Tariff: £350 2013/4 (NB wet winter)                                       Net fuel bill: £238


The Story
Ruth moved to Glebe Road eight years ago, and since then has improved the roof insulation, replaced a draughty back door, and put in a combi boiler, radiator reflector panels and PV panels.
Having formed Transition Clevedon with neighbours Sally and Will, she became increasingly interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle and in reducing her carbon footprint by making small changes to her lifestyle, but when added together these can make a big difference both in saving money and energy.    
Examples of these small steps include: only lighting and heating the rooms in use; closing doors to keep heat in; hanging a door curtain on the front door during winter months; cooking in a slow cooker rather than an oven; eating local food and reducing meat consumption; wearing appropriate clothing in the winter; producing food and renewable energy; buying additional energy from a renewable energy company; investing ethically including in renewables; using public transport or walking whenever possible; and having plants and spaces that are multi-purpose (beauty, food, wildlife, fuel, fertiliser, chicken friendly…).
 

See the Case Study (link below) for more details

Additional information

Case Study - 8 Glebe Road (PDF, 450kB)

Location

8 Glebe Road
Clevedon
North Somerset
BS21 6QD

View on map

Opening times

6 Sep 2014
September 6th 2014, 11:00am - 4:00pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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