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Open Greener House- PassivHaus refurbishment and extension of 1968 townhouse

  • 11 Clifton Hill Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5BL (map)

11 Clifton Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5BL

This is a wonderful opportunity to see inside a part complete PassivHaus (EnerPHit) refurbishment and extension of an end of terrace, 1968 townhouse and talk to the architect/owner. The project was started with a builder (Lex Projects) but the majority of the build has been carried out by the architect owner.

He will principally show ground floor spaces and first floor of the extension. Other works to the house are not yet complete.

The form and design challenge assumptions about PassivHouse being restrictive. Passivhaus is an international energy performance standard. The definition of Passivhaus is driven by air quality and comfort. The heat losses of the building are reduced so much that it hardly needs any heating at all. Passive heat sources like the sun, human occupants, household appliances and the heat from the extract air cover a large part of the heating demand.

The architect-owner will give a short talk introducing the house at 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is dedicated to combating climate change and inspiring sustainable living. They work collaboratively with residents, businesses and policymakers to cut the carbon footprint of the Winchester District. This is one of three events WinACC members have organised for Heritage Open Days 2019, please see look for 'Open Greener House' on our website for details of the other events.

  • Friday 20 September: 1100-1600. Four talks - 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

This Open Greener House is free to explore but talks must be pre-booked to guarantee a seat.

During the talks or if the house is full at other times visitors will be asked to wait outside until such time there is capacity to look round.

Access Information:
This is a building site that is being lived in so people need to take care. Handrails are missing, unmade ground outside. Please wear appropriate footwear. Although it is designed to lifetime-home standards so there is space for a lift, the lift is not yet installed and the house is currently not accessible.

We suggest you allow up to 30 minutes for talk and visit. Not many people will fit into the house at a time, so people may have to wait. This event is suitable for older, interested children.

Earlier Event: September 20
West Hill Cemetery Guided Tours