25 Lyndhurst Road
When Steve and Tanya moved into their Edwardian terraced house in Hove it was cold and damp with the flat-roofed back extension especially prone to cold and condensation. They had a new central heating boiler fitted and added thermostatic radiator valves to all the radiators. They also highly insulated the flat roof, which has transformed the extension into a warm and comfortable space.
When Tanya and Steve decided to build a loft extension to expand the space for their family and visitors, they felt this was the ideal time to install solar water heating. With the help of a council grant, Southern Solar installed their system in May 2007. As a result they have seen their gas use drop by 30% and didn’t need to use their gas boiler for water heating until October!
The renewables installers: Southern Solar
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