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Zetland Road retrofit

Date: 9 September 2018 Time: 11:00 - 17:00
Location: Zetland Road Passive Homes, 6 Zetland Rd, Manchester M21 8TH, UK Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

It's not easy for a retrofit project to go beyond EnerPHit and achieve Passivhaus standard, let alone Passivhaus Plus - but that's what Ecospheric are aiming for with these two Victorian semi-detached homes in Chorlton, Manchester.


Zetland Road | Ecospheric


Ecospheric have gone to painstaking lengths to preserve the facade and make the existing structure airtight. They've kept conservation and enhancement of the original architecture and architectural features at the heart of the project, even incorporating stained glass. Design life of all components is set at 25 years or above and breathability is designed into every external wall, floor and roof. With the help of solar panels and the latest innovations in heating and ventilation, the houses will produce 25% more energy than consumed. The homes, named Ingleside and Woodleigh, promise to produce incredibly low bills and minimal maintenance that outperforms over 99% of new builds and any property of its era worldwide.


Event details

This is a self-guided tour. Upon entry, you will be given a map and brochure about the home and you will be free to explore the house at your own pace. Members of the Ecospheric team will be on-hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

Access: There are stairs to enter the house as well as 3 flights of stairs within the house. Hallways and stairs may be crowded at times. Visitors with restricted mobility may find this property difficult to traverse.

Facilities: There are toilets onsite.

Visitors with young children: There will be a small corner with children's activities (colouring, books, and toys etc) for visitors with young children. Children are the responsibility of their adults. Please do not leave children unsupervised as our staff cannot be responsible for their safety.



This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.  Tickets can be booked online.


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