Malthouse Lane, nr Belper

A Derbyshire gritsone two-up-two down detached house built in 1860 with extensions added in the 90's and 00's. The house has stone & rubble walls and a small conservatory.


Condensing boiler fitted 2007
Solar photovoltaics (produces electricity) - fitted to garage roof, 2010. All of the components will be visible and accessible to visitors in the same place
Small conservatory added to reduce heat leakage
2nd fireplace opened up to enable more biomass space heating
Majority of house lights LED
Use of night time electricity & timers to run some appliances
Changed electric shower to gas

Portable 200w photovoltaic array providing 12v or 240v via a bank of used car batteries, a solar controller and an inverter, which can be mounted on a trailer. The home uses it for outdoor lighting and a pond pump. Likely to be of interest for DIYers.

All done to save money and carbon.

Opening Times: 9th & 10th May, 10am-5pm both days

Travel tips: There should be no problem parking. Unfortunately there are no buses on a Sunday. The house is a 25 minute walk from Ambergate railway station.

2, Malthouse Lane
Nether Heage
DE56 2AS
United Kingdom
Date / Time: 
Sunday, May 10, 2015 -
10:00 to 17:00

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