Powys Green Doors

15 - 22 Oct 2022

Mochdre (15th only)

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Blinkin Mawr, .
Mochdre
Newtown
Powys
SY16 4JW

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Opening times

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Please phone 07850 600955 to arrange a time slot for your visit as parking is limited.

 Semi-detached rural property. Built in 1981 as an extension to the much older property next door. Roof tiled, cavity wall. Previously heated by coal fired Rayburn central heating.

Double glazing installed by us when we moved in (2011). EV charging point (2020). Early 2022, increased depth of loft insulation to 30cm+ throughout. Raised boards over half of roof area for storage using Loft Zone system (DIY). Heat pump, ground-source from borehole, installation in progress at time of writing due for completion 8 days before Green Doors event!

Climate conscience needing to reduce carbon footprint. Also the advantage of a system that does not require fuel to be brought in which may be less easy as we get older.

The costs were Double glazing in 2011 approx £9,000. EV charge point in 2020 £600. Loft insulation replacement 2022, DIY plus £3,000 for materials.

The savings are difficult to quantify at this stage as the insulation and heat pump system are too new to have been through a winter. Key excepted benefit is reduction of the carbon footprint of a country property at a height that is exposed to strong west winds.

We briefly considered wood pellet stove/boiler but rejected this as it is not as green as claimed, because (a) as demand for supplies of wood pellets rise import from North America are required. Although some wood pellets come from waste wood that source is not sufficient as demand grows. So as forests are harvested this leads to reduction of the ability of forests to absorb CO2.

Location

Blinkin Mawr, .
Mochdre
Newtown
Powys
SY16 4JW

View on map

Opening times

This event has now finished.

Book ahead Please phone 07850 600955 to arrange a time slot for your visit as parking is limited.

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