Green Homes Sheffield

12 - 13 Nov 2016

Fireside Housing Co-operative

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
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

57 Melrose Road
Sheffield
S3 9DN

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Opening times

12 - 13 Nov 2016
Sat 12th Nov at 10am and 2pm

This event has now finished.

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This housing co-operative comprises four adjoining 1890s terraced houses, which illustrate a broad scope of energy improvements applied to typical Sheffield solid brick wall houses. It offers the chance to see many individual components and methods adopted on one site, from small scale DIY to a 'big-build project'.

Smaller DIY projects; draughtproofing, loft and cellar insulation, pipework lagging, replacement triple glazed windows.

Other energy features; Solar PV, Solar thermal, internal and external wood-fibre wall insulation, gennel insulation, loft conversions, rainwater harvesting.

'Big-Build' project; a high specification extension replacing cold, damp, offshoot kitchens. Features; timber and steel frame, wood fibre board walls, lime render, triple glazing, integral gennel, high degree of insulation and airtightness, active and passive ventillation systems, design for maximum daylight.

Lifestyle choices; While established principally as a provision of affordable self-managed housing, this co-operative also demonstrates the many social and environmental benefits of sharing resources.

Additional information

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Location

57 Melrose Road
Sheffield
S3 9DN

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Opening times

12 - 13 Nov 2016
Sat 12th Nov at 10am and 2pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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