|Standard ticket||£ 5.00|
|Help another||£ 10.00|
|Genuinely can't afford it||£ 0.00|
Visit an 1890s industrial building near Lancaster that’s undergoing a deep retrofit and conversion into a very low-energy home. It was once the battery house for a Victorian hydro plant, which had powered the industrial estate that was on the site of the current Lancaster Cohousing development. (See below for a separate opportunity to visit this innovative housing scheme.)
The project is a work in progress. Here are some of the features that are in place or planned:
- The building’s solid stone walls have been retrofitted with a new external stone wall skin and full-fill insulation
- Diathonite lime and cork insulation on internal walls
- Vaulted ceiling with overlay insulation above the rafters
- Blower-proof paint on airtightness layer and vapour barrier on ceiling
- Raising floor level to incorporate insulation and overlay underfloor heatin
- New built extensions, one with a green roof
- Doors and windows with high energy performance from the Green Building Store
- Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system
- Air-source heat pump
Things to know before you book...
Accessibility: There is a short walk to the house from the very limited parking space near the site. This is a live building site and is not wheelchair accessible. There is some uneven ground and steps to the front door with a handrail. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear for what is still a building site.
Age limit: This event is not suitable for under 18s.
There are two time options for this open home visit. This booking is for the 3:30pm slot.
Book for the 1:30pm slot instead.
This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor: