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Virtual Talk, Tour and Questions: Mark Brinkley’s Sustainable Self Build Home

The Open EcoHomes Cambridge Festival is running from 14 Sept - 20 October and anyone is welcome to join. This event is on 1st October from 6-7pm

This tour is part of the Open Eco Homes' series of online tours detailing inspiring Cambridge-area new-builds and retrofits.

The Open Eco Homes Cambridge Festival is running from 14 Sept - 20 October and everyone is welcome.

Mark Brinkley, a self-builder (40 years) and author of the best selling Housebuilder Bible (25 years) will talk and give a virtual tour of his inspiring low-energy home.

Choices were constrained by budget and a narrow site, making for a challenging design for the team, including Mole Architects. The result is a beautiful, low-energy home. Some of its features are: structural insulated panels (SIPs) for an exact, well-insulated build / triple glazing with low G glass to avoid summer overheating / mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) for filtered, warm fresh air /2 kW PV system with iBoost to switch any excess electricity to hot water heating /Low Energy Building Standard – “Passivhaus-lite” /louvered cedar wall cladding and beautiful carpentry.

In this online tour, Mark discusses the choices and practicalities of a modern, sustainable self-build home.

Disclaimer: By registering for this event, your personal information will be sent to Open Eco Homes in order for them to process the RSVP. By registering your interest you are giving permission for Open Eco Homes to obtain and use your details.