Although no eco-house, it is pretty low-carbon. The floors are now insulated, there is warm-cell insulation in the attic floor (and a little insulation in the attic ceiling too). The boiler is the latest condensing variety, with a super-insulated thermal tank; the new windows and doors are double-glazed and of wood. 

 

We have left the old PVC windows and doors, rather than replace them. There is under-floor heating in the kitchen area and old dining room.

Up the steps from the garden, you enter through a battered, but rather elegant, old conservatory – a heat trap and fine place to have tea. The immediate impression is of light and ‘welcome’.

 

The hallway, with the original tiling, has the ‘snug’ on the right and the ‘sun room’ on the left – each with a wood-burning stove. Straight on are the beige-carpeted stairs, with, to the right, the passage continuing to the kitchen area, with the ‘old dining’ room to the right – through French doors to the kitchen.

Sustainability

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