About Lodge 11

Lodge 11 is an Eco House, in fact nearly PassiveHouse standard, which means the high level of insulation does not allow heat or cold to transfer easily. There is no boiler, no radiators, no underfloor heating. There is a huge concrete base with a layer of acts as a massive radiator. The house stays warm in Winter and cool in Summer. It's quite magical and simple in how it works. The walls are made of hollow polystyrene blocks, filled with concrete. All the inside walls are clad in a membrane, before the plaster work goes on, with even more rock wool insulation on top for both thermal and sound insulation. It is very quiet inside as there are no air exits; keyholes in doors do not go all the way through from one side to another, no letterbox, no vent for tumble dryer; as these things would allow the air to escape. All the windows, doors, glass sliding door and roof lights are triple glazed...
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Lights, Internet, TV

Lights Some/most of the switches on the wall work most/some of the time. It's the one bit we would use a different system for next time. Note that the downstairs loo and utility room are automatic when it gets dark. They stay on for a few minutes so need to switch off when you leave the rooms. The front and side doors also have automatic lights on PIRs. What works all of the time (even remotely) is the app that controls all the lights, called Lightwave RF. It is installed on the white Huawei tablet on the hall table. These screenshots show how to access it. Switch all devices off downstairs and upstairs when you leave. The button bottom left of this small remote does the same job for both up and downstairs. We put our bed side lights on first and then switch everythig off in one go.   Wifi Internet Access We have 30MB+ speed access via EE Mobile but are limited to 20GB a month...
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Out and About

Shopping Nearest Corner shop - Great Somerford, probably 3 or so miles. Malmesbury has everything you need (6 mile drive). Butcher, small Co-Op, bakery, chemist, hardware, deli/organic shop, and much more. Waitrose on outskirts of Malmesbury Sainsbury’s in Wootton Bassett (also 6 mile drive). Small M&S at BP fuel station on outskirts of Wootton Bassett Wootton Bassett also has everything, but not quite as picturesque as Malmesbury Places to go Avebury Ring Caen Locks, Devizes Lacock, most beautiful village Beach at Cotswold Water Park Westonbirt Arboretum All the more Cotswoldsy-type towns, but they are a drive away Stroud - half hour drive - great Saturday market Tetbury, Nailsworth Pubs we like The Somerford Arms https://www.somerfordarms.com The Cat and Custard Pot, Shipton Moyne - http://catandcustard.co.uk The Potting Shed, Crudwellhttps://www.thepottingshedpub.com The Vine Tree, Nortonhttp://thevinetree.co.uk The White Horse, Compton Basset- http://www.whitehorse-comptonbassett.co.uk The Neeld Arms, Grittleton http://www.neeldarms.co.uk The Smoking Dog, Malmesbury https://www.butcombe.com/pubs/the-smoking-dog/ For doctor and dentist, use the Malmesbury Health Centre http://www.malmesburypcc.nhs.uk/home,26453.htm For animals, The George Vetinary Hospital Malmesbury https://www.georgevetgroup.co.uk/veterinary-hospital/...
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