Exciting whole-house, fabric-first energy saving makeover! Saturday 9th & Friday 15th March

Join us for a small group visit to Shivaji and Magdalen’s house in Birmingham to see their whole-house, fabric-first energy saving makeover.

We are really excited that you’ll be able to see:

  • wood fibre insulation – a sustainable alternative to plastic-based insulation products, for improved moisture performance
  • the use of Hempcrete – a sustainable, hemp-based material that has lower embodied carbon than concrete to provide insulation, depth and texture
  • the use of airtightness membranes (Pro Clima)
  • lime plaster internal finish to walls, chosen because this is an older house of traditional build- an air source heat pump – new triple-glazed windows, aligned with wall insulation to achieve a continuous layer of insulation and airtightness; these are specialist sash windows to comply with the requirements of the conservation area where the house is located – a clay floor- air tightness testing.

You will be given joining instructions including the address once your booking has been accepted. Please note: It is a condition of booking that you do not reveal the address to anyone else.   The house is 16 minutes’ walk from the nearest train station; close to an off-road cycle route; near bus routes.

There are two slots to choose from:

Saturday 9th March, 2:30-4pm or Friday 15th March, 12-2pm (and if you’d like us to invoice your organisation for this slot, please select the ‘Invoice’ ticket option).

Image Credit: The brilliant team at Earthen Floors: https://lnkd.in/eic4apG5

Image Credit: The brilliant team at Earthen Floors: http://jeffreythenaturalbuilder.com/blog/portfolio/earthen-floors/

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Birmingham Green Doors is proud to be part of:

We’re also involved in a workshop on heat pumps in Bournville, please see here.

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