House at Folly Lane, Hereford

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat

Location

3B Folly Lane
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 1LY

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Opening times

2 - 4 Oct 2015
3rd October 2015

Following on from the successful inaugural event last year, this is the second pedalhaus in Herefordshire. The idea is to look at a few projects, past and present in Herefordshire.

The bike journey will cover about 6 miles, by public highway and cycle routes but will be suitable for all sorts of cycles and abilities…the route will be at a gentle pace and no one will get left behind.

You need to bring: a bike (in good working order), suitable all weather clothing, spare inner tube and pump. The ride is on public roads and cycle tracks, participants must exercise sound, mature judgment being responsible for their own and others’ safety. It is your responsibility to carry out manoeuvres safely and to adhere to the rules of the road. The ride will include sections of rural A roads, we recomend that you wear a helmet.

Do you have questions about Hereford Pedalhaus? Contact George Mikurcik: george.mikurcik@architype.co.uk

Register here if you would like to attend: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hereford-pedalhaus-tickets-18568390556

This event has now finished.

Other This house is only available to view as part of the pedalhaus tour.

 

 
The four bedroom house was started in 2004 on an infill site near the Hereford colleges. The brief was for a warm, low energy, light and airy house.
 
Passive Haus was very new in 2002 when the project started. The construction is brick outer skin, 150mm rockwool cavity bats, 100mm heavy concrete blocks with plaster board on dabs. The ground floor reinforced slab rests on 200mm of polystyrene. The first floor has a beam and block floor.  The Nordan doors and windows are double glazed from Norway (slow grown softwood). All the rooms rooms have windows on two aspects. Plastic spacers for the glass and plastic ties in the cavity were not easily available. The warm roof has 300mm Masonite I-beams filled with Warmcell (shredded newspaper insulation).

With the large southerly windows, significant thermal mass (flywheel effect) and mechanical heat recovery system (MHRS), the calculated heating demand is only 8 Kw ( int 20 C ext -1 C). 

The heat is provided by an 18 Kw modulating balanced flue gas boiler. The boiler heats the under floor heating pipes in the ground and first floors, plus two radiators on the top floor. 

Fifty evacuated solar tubes provide hot water, which is stored in a 310 litre tank. The water is heated with gas for only 3 to 4 months in the winter. There are four en suite bathrooms. 

 

Location

3B Folly Lane
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 1LY

View on map

Opening times

2 - 4 Oct 2015
3rd October 2015

Following on from the successful inaugural event last year, this is the second pedalhaus in Herefordshire. The idea is to look at a few projects, past and present in Herefordshire.

The bike journey will cover about 6 miles, by public highway and cycle routes but will be suitable for all sorts of cycles and abilities…the route will be at a gentle pace and no one will get left behind.

You need to bring: a bike (in good working order), suitable all weather clothing, spare inner tube and pump. The ride is on public roads and cycle tracks, participants must exercise sound, mature judgment being responsible for their own and others’ safety. It is your responsibility to carry out manoeuvres safely and to adhere to the rules of the road. The ride will include sections of rural A roads, we recomend that you wear a helmet.

Do you have questions about Hereford Pedalhaus? Contact George Mikurcik: george.mikurcik@architype.co.uk

Register here if you would like to attend: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hereford-pedalhaus-tickets-18568390556

This event has now finished.

Other This house is only available to view as part of the pedalhaus tour.

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