39 Upper Valley Road open Sun 17th May

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

39 Upper Valley Road
Sheffield
S8 9HA

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Opening times

17 May 2015
Sun 17th May
Tours at 10am and 12.30pm.
Please arrive promptly at the tour start time. See also other Meersbrook homes open the same day.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/39-upper-valley-road-green-homes-sheffield-tickets-16663520037

Internal wall insulation 100mm on inside of external walls in terraced house.  Wooden window frames with double glazed units (Argon filled). Attic triple glazed.  Work in progress in attic, trying to beef up existing insulation without taking entire ceiling down, particularly on the slopey bits.  New conventional gas boiler fitted a year ago - not as an energy saving measure but because the old one packed up.  Heat control valves were fitted to radiators and a thermostat fitted as the old system did not have any of these features.

Fuel costs are low but consumption is low because of high tolerance to the cold!  The residual temperature when the heating has not been on is an improvement to before by maybe a couple of degrees, although this is not a scientific assessment.

Kitchen wall and bathroom were the most disruptive walls to insulate with the pipeworkand some things are still a bit unresolved on them.  However I did need a better designed kitchen than my old one so this was a good opportunity to do this.  I did not need a new bathroom as the old one was fine, however needed to install a shorter bath (1.5m) because of the insulation, so inevitably changed the suite.

This home can be visited as part of a combined tour of Meersbrook homes with co-ordinated opening times and within walking distance of each other.

Buses along Queens Rd/Chesterfield Rd stop at the Crown Inn near Albert Road. The 10 and 10A bus also pass nearby (hourly service).

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Location

39 Upper Valley Road
Sheffield
S8 9HA

View on map

Opening times

17 May 2015
Sun 17th May
Tours at 10am and 12.30pm.
Please arrive promptly at the tour start time. See also other Meersbrook homes open the same day.

This event has now finished.

Book ahead at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/39-upper-valley-road-green-homes-sheffield-tickets-16663520037

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