Come get inspired… Go Green your home!
The pioneering owners of two of the UK's most eco-friendly SuperHomes will host free Open Days this September in Bletchley (Sat 10) and Wolverton (Sun 11). SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less!
Most SuperHomes have superior insulation; many have alternative heating sources and some produce their own energy. Luke Smith has largely DIY refurbished his 1930s ex-council house in Bletchley. He has also installed a mix of external and internal wall insulation, improving airtightness for winter warmth. Sandra Hayes in Wolverton has transformed her Edwardian terraced home by installing internal wall and floor insulation, solar PV and a wood burning stove. Visitors can expect to come away with plenty of energy saving ideas for their own home. Tours and Q&A sessions will let you quiz the owners, so you can discover what worked and get frank feedback on anything that didn’t.
Over 50 refurbished Victorian, Edwardian and post-war properties will open across the UK this September. These events are promoted by the National Energy Foundation in partnership with Heritage Open Days.
To find out more or to pre-book a place on a free tour, visit www.superhomes.org.uk
Photo: Luke Smith – enjoying extra comfort with solid wall insulation