Tours: 26 May and 27 May
10.30am, 12 noon, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Simon and Jan bought their 1950s semi almost 25 years ago, and over the years the list of repairs needed built up. So they decided to go for wholesale renovation and improvement  involving replacing an extension and ‘upgrading’ the resulting property, incorporating various ‘green’ features, low energy measures and low maintenance attributes.

Key features

  • Principle: sustainability, low maintenance
  • Exterior walls cavity filled, internally insulated
  • Windows high performance
  • Underfloor heating
  • Woodburner, back boiler
  • Solar thermal panels
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Sunpipes, daylight in dark areas
  • Rainwater harvesting

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Pre-booking is essential – to reserve your tours call 01223 301842
Booking lines are open 9am-6pm weekdays, 9am-1pm Saturdays


Open Eco Homes is organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint and as a charity we rely on donations.

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