21 - 22 Apr 2018
Sat 21st April 10-1 only
Just turn up
Sometimes we need reminding that life is a journey, not a destination. Nicky and Damien’s home is just that. They are both on a journey through the process of living in a more sustainable way and their home is a reflection of their careful choices. It’s a “work in progress” so you won’t necessarily see it all finished, but you can explore their journey with them.
They’ve found storage heaters to be clumsy, inefficient and costly to run but rather than just go for a gas combi boiler they have really done their homework and come up with, for them, a much better solution – they’ve decided to give a biomass boiler a go. This will provide heating in the cooler months for the whole house and hot water at the same time. In the summer, when they don’t want a boiler belting out heat all day, their solar thermal will provide hot water and will be backed up by an immersion tank if needed– nice combination.
12.85pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">Nicky is a keen gardener and wanted to be able to grow vegetables to feed her family. This has definitely been challenging and Nicky is looking forward to this spring to apply some of the lessons learned from last year’s failures and successes. She is particularly excited as has just spread her homemade compost on the vegetable patch to fertilise this year’s crops. She says "It's so exciting seeing all of our mouldy vegetables and garden waste turn into this amazing rich brown compost! Nature is truly amazing!"
18 Archibald Road Case Study (PDF, 434kB)