Buildings and energy in Aldbury and Tring Station
Building conservation in the village
Aldbury is one of the special villages in Dacorum which is protected by having its own Conservation Area. This gives special planning and development protection to preserve the character of the village, which residents so much appreciate. The Aldbury Conservation Area Appraisal, published in 2008, outlines the Conservation Area in detail and can be downloaded for reading below. The ACA has been adopted as part of the Dacorum area Planning Policy. This affects both new buildings and extensions which are required to enhance or protect the character of the area. Find out more by visiting dacorum.gov.uk.
Free thermal imaging survey for residents
Is your home losing too much heat? Find out where your home is losing heat and target your heat saving measures with a free thermal imaging survey available through Tring in Transition.
How does it work? A trained volunteer from Tring in Transition surveys your home using a thermal imaging camera and produces a report. Surveys must be done when it is dark and the temperature is lower than 10 degrees. Surveys are run on a first come, first served basis.
This is not a professional heat loss assessment and no fees are charged, but a voluntary donation to Tring in Transition of £20 is welcomed to support these services and help more people reduce their energy bills.
ARTICLE: Installing and running an air source heat pump
An air source heat pump (ASHP) is a great choice if you want to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. However, it is important to do some research before making a decision to find out whether it would be a good fit for your home. From installation costs to making sure your heating system can support an ASHP, local Wigginton resident, David, shares his experience of purchasing, installing and running an air source heat pump.
Local services + resources
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Aldbury Community Support Grant
Aldbury Community Support provide funding for residents in Aldbury and the surrounding area. Grants are available for anyone going through financial difficulties and is unable to meet their basic living needs, such as paying utility bills (i.e. gas, water, electricity). Applications are assessed weekly.
Berkhamsted Energy Working Group
Berkhamsted Town Council have a very active Energy Working Group which can offer advice on making homes and businesses more energy efficient. They have access to a Thermal Imaging Camera for those interested in measuring heat loss in their building. Email climateactionberko@ gmail.com or call 01442 800146 to inquire about any of their activities.
Dacorum Solar Together
Register for free with no obligation to buy for this new group-buying scheme which brings local households and businesses together to get solar panels at a competitive price. This includes installing high-quality solar panels, optional battery storage and electric vehicle charging points. Email Berkhamsted Town Council Energy Group to find out more.
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