Superhomes open house event

Visit Low Energy House in Bayston Hill

Would you like to live in a home paying £47 per month for gas and electricity?

This is the incredible monthly dual fuel bill for the Low Energy Home of the local Refurbishment Specialist.

Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy Services, an energy advice and retrofit business in Bayston Hill has converted his bungalow into an extremely comfortable and efficient home.

In 2010 he undertook a complete retrofit project of the 1950’s concrete bungalow to create his comfortable Low Energy Home.

The metal framed single glazed windows were replaced with wooden triple glazed ones.  External wall insulation was fitted and sprayfoam was used for the roof insulation.  An air-tightness membrane and various tapes were used to create a very draught proof home.  An efficient gas boiler with external weather compensation and a hot water tank also linked to solar panels was installed.  He also fitted a special ventilation system that reuses the heat of the extracted air to heat the fresh incoming air and saves about 90% of the energy.

Open House Weekend 2/3rd September

With the conversion complete and the savings becoming clear, Hay Tor in Pulley Lane, the home and business base of Claus Best could join the national network of Superhomes.

This is a network of around 200 older homes nationwide, which have been improved to a high standard of energy efficiency with at least 60% of savings.

The Superhomes network like Claus Best want to share the potential of improving homes by showing what has been achieved and give people the opportunity to see the improvements for themselves.

For this purpose Hay Tor will be open to visitors on Sat/Sun 2/3rd September from 12.00 – 4.00.

More recent additions to the project are a sustainable drainage system whereby all rain water from the roof is either collected for watering the garden or runs to a soak away.  There are no ground sealed surfaces, which saves the Severn Trent surface water drainage charge.

The detached garage has been converted into a well insulated office with en-suite facilities.


For more information come to the open day or contact Claus Best

mob: 07410 549781 or email:  Hay Tor, Pulley Lane, Bayston Hill, SY3 0JH

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