Charts the conversion of a terraced building in the Welsh Valleys into an environmentally friendly and energy self-sufficient building. This goes quite deeply, though in layman’s language, into this ecological conversion. Phase 1. The building work – steelwork being erected – explanation of the insulation (hemp) – underfloor heating by hot water via a heat exchanger. An excellent introduction to D.I.Y! Phase 2. Alternative sources of energy – solar collector panels on roof as a supplementary heating system also producing 65%of hot water in winter and 90% in summer. Small wind turbine on roof. No running costs and free electricity. Air to water heat exchanger (heat pump). Photo voltaic panels produce electricity the year round. This is a practical introduction to really cutting down on energy use.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £2.00. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.