Monica and Alan, Rusholme

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Norman Road
Manchester
M14 5LE

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Opening times

29 - 30 Sep 2018
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

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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)

 

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.

Additional information

The unalloyed joy that is a retrofit (PDF, 9MB)

Location

Norman Road
Manchester
M14 5LE

View on map

Opening times

29 - 30 Sep 2018
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

Book ahead monica-and-alan-goh-2018.eventbrite.co.uk

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