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October, 2015

Discover local eco-friendly homes HOUSEHOLDERS across the area will be opening their doors to showcase how they have made their homes more eco-friendly. Thirty-two low energy homes will be taking part in the Bristol Green Doors event (September 26-27), five of which are from Bishopston and Redland. Visitors will be welcomed and shown around a range of open homes by the homeowners who will share their knowledge and experience of installing a huge range of measures. Visitors will also have the chance to see a range of low cost improvements, whole house retrofits that have cut energy use by more than 70%, solid wall insulation, award-winning, low energy new builds, and the latest technologies, including heat pumps, solar water. Laura is one of the homeowners taking part. The Bishopston resident was inspired to sustainably refurbish her home after a Bristol Green Doors

visit. She said: “There was an opportunity to do lots with the house. “We wanted to see what was financially and physically possible, and to be as ecoconscious as well.” Improvements include replacing an extension at the rear of the house with a timber frame and light box, making use of natural light and opening up the garden into the kitchen diner. In order to minimise carbon emissions during construction, reclaimed bricks and tiles were also used in the new-build. Sheep wool has been laid between rafters, and low-cost insulation board has been fitted to internal walls to minimise heat loss. Bristol Green Doors director Dan Weisselberg said: “Bristol Green Doors is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how you can make your own home more comfortable to live in, whilst saving money

on your energy bills. More and more people across the city are discovering the benefits of tackling their energy use – and we are delighted that so many of

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Bishopston Voice - October '15  
Bishopston Voice - October '15