21st century homes Camden

1 - 2 Nov 2014

Solar Home, Kentish Town, NW5

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: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Spencer Rise
London
Camden
NW5 1AR

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Opening times

1 - 2 Nov 2014
Sunday 2nd November: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

This event has now finished.

Book ahead - Please book your visit at: www.21stcenturyhomes.org.uk - Or Email: camden@21stcenturyhomes.org.uk

The main aim for this Victorian terraced house was to create a sustainable modern home whilst retaining as many of the original Victorian features as possible. 

The refurbishment is nearing completion and showcases an array of energy efficiency measures including solar PV, conservation grade windows in the attic, and a 'cold roof' approach to insulating the roof terrace.

There is also a rather unique and subtle addition to the exterior of the home - a 'Habibat' - which is a bat box with an internal roost space, incorporated into the fabric of the building as it was renovated - creating a home for bats within a home for humans!

The key features of this project include:

  • Solar PV
  • Underfloor heating
  • Led and low energy lighting
  • Reclaimed wooden flooring throughout (pitch pine)
  • Recycled doors
  • Double glazed windows
  • Interior wall insulation
  • Roof terrace using cold roof approach
  • Conservation grde replacement windows

 

 

Location

Spencer Rise
London
Camden
NW5 1AR

View on map

Opening times

1 - 2 Nov 2014
Sunday 2nd November: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

This event has now finished.

Book ahead - Please book your visit at: www.21stcenturyhomes.org.uk - Or Email: camden@21stcenturyhomes.org.uk

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