361 Green Doors

20 - 21 Sep 2014

Oak Meadow, South Molton

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

12 Oak Meadow
South Molton
Devon
EX36 4EY

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Opening times

20 - 21 Sep 2014
Saturday 20th September 1200-1500

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

 Oak Meadow is an award winning low environmental impact development of 35 affordable dwellings in South Molton, designed by Architects, Gale and Snowden.  This is an excellent opportunity to visit one of these homes, which are now about ten years old.

Properties were orientated to the south and south-west to maximise the passive solar gain. The buildings were constructed using a 'Twin Frame' timber system that was developed by the architects, which enabled super-insulated air tight walls and roof panels which eliminate thermal bridging.  U-values for the floor, walls and roof were 0.13 to 0.14 W / m2K. The windows are also triple glazed with wooden frames

The properties were constructed from low environmental impact natural materials, avoiding using PVC plastic and materials emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  Apart from providing good levels of thermal comfort and natural daylighting, the healthy building design also aimed to avoid dust mite habitats and used radial electrical wiring to avoid low level EMFs in bedrooms.

The properties minimise water consumption through low water use appliances, pressure reduction gauges and a rain water collection system for the WCs.

The home which can be visited includes a solar thermal system using evacuated tubes.  This provides an excellent supply of hot water during the summer months.

 

 

 

 

Additional information

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Location

12 Oak Meadow
South Molton
Devon
EX36 4EY

View on map

Opening times

20 - 21 Sep 2014
Saturday 20th September 1200-1500

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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