GREEN OPEN HOMES MAP – 18 and 19 June
Drop in to any of the homes and venues between the times specified (except Dee and Dwight’s which requires booking – see listing). Note: End times are leaving times so please arrive in advance. Suggested time per house 30 mins to 1 hour, depending on extent of features.
UF: Unique Feature. I – Insulation. G – Glazing. L – Lighting. W -Water conservation. U – Upcycled or sustainable materials. GS Garden Solutions. £ – low cost improvements. R – Renewable energy
- The Hornbeam Centre, Sat 18th and Sun 19th June 10am-5pm 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH
The Hornbeam is a community and environmental hub – with a café! The café serves delicious, organic vegetarian meals using seasonal, fairly-traded and locally-produced ingredients. Photography exhibition of previous Green Open Homes. Energy Advice Pop-up on Monday as part of Hornbeam’s Community Monday, 11am-1.30pm.
1b. Forest Recycling Project: The Paint Place and reclaimed furniture, Sat 18th June 10am-4pm Forest Recycling Project, 2C Bakers Avenue, E17 9AW (behind the Hornbeam).
Visit FRP’s Paint Place Shop for surplus paint, upcycled furniture by Shed Homewares E17, tables made from reclaimed scaffolding by ThinkFound, and scaffolding planks for allotments and gardens. Plus drop-in workshop with Carla from Shed Homewares E17 (below) making beautiful things from reclaimed materials.
Sun 19 June, 3-5pm: Sustainable Hero Awards and Green Open Homes Wrap Party at FRP
itdoesthejob.com will award the winners of their Local Sustainable Hero competition. Join them for tasty snacks, inspiration and celebration and the Green Open Home ‘wrap’ party – time to quiz any hosts with any final eco-questions.
1c. Organiclea stalls Sat 18 June, outside the Hornbeam, E17 9AH, 10am-3pm and between Matalan and St John’s Church, E11 1HH, 10.30am-3pm
Visit Organiclea’s market stalls for fresh, locally-grown organic fruit and veg. View a display showing the solar panels, electric milkfloat and strawbale classroom used at Organiclea’s Hawkwood plant nursery in Chingford.
2. Lanka’s house, Sat 18 June, 3-6pm
172 Munchison Rd, Leyton E10 6LX
UF: Solar water, solar PV electric, organic small space gardening
Lanka will also be selling home-grown organic plants and demonstrating organic gardening in a small space.
3. Dee and Dwight’s house, Sat 18 June, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm for one-hour talk and tours. BOOKINGS ONLY http://itdoesthejob.com/green-open-homes.html
Carlton House, Aylmer Road, Leytonstone E11 3AD. UF: All of them!
Amazing Georgian house with so many eco features that Dee & Dwight have set up a business itdoesthejob.com selling eco products and providing advice. Drop-ins also held every first Friday of the month at 11am-12pm.
4. Isabel and Andy’s house, Sat 18 June, 10am-4pm
63 Melford Road, E17 7EN
UF: Cedar clad, sedum-roofed extension, kitchen worktops from recycled glass, internal and external wall insulation, low budget draught exclusion, high-spec glazing. Lots of lovely unique eco-features.
[I, G, W, U, GS, £]
5. Claire and Dan’s house, Sat 18 June, 10am-4pm
51 Ritchings Ave, E17 6LD
UF: Invisible rainwater harvester – we don’t know anyone else with one of these in Waltham Forest!
Professional rainwater harvesting system, collecting water in an underground tank, used in two toilets and washing machine.
6. Tom and Sallie’s house, Sun 19 June, 10.30am-2.30pm
17 Chestnuts Av North, Walthamstow E17 3NF.
UF: Solar thermal heating, condensing boiler, heat recovery unit, secondary glazing, flexible thermal lining. Tom runs HEET which provides energy saving support and advice (see below for details of advice sessions).
[R, L, G]
7. Sue and Michael’s house, Sun 19 June, 10am-2.30pm
243 Chingford Rd, Walthamstow E17 5AB
UF: Various internal wall and floor insulation systems, heat recovery ventilation units, reclaimed materials, wood burning stove, eco decorating products.
Condensation and cold are common problems in Victorian terraces that have been tackled here.
[I, G, L, U, R, £, GS]
8. Rebecca and Luke’s house, Sat 18 June, 11am-4pm, Sun 19 June, 11am-2.30pm
27 Penrhyn Crescent, Walthamstow E17 5BH
UF: Home-made summer solar shower, wood burning stove, composting toilet. Join Rebecca, Luke and Ivy (age 6) helping them to double the capacity of their radiator solar panels. Bring a cossie if you want to try the shower out!
[R, U, £, W]
9. John’s house, Headway Gardens, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 19 June, 1-4pm
9 Headway Gardens, off Penrhyn Grove E17 5FA
UF: Community self-build, photovoltaic solar panels, insulation, glazing and water conservation taps. Amazing example of a housing association part self-build. This project inspired others to do the same during last year’s Green Open Homes – meet some of the self-builders at John’s house.
[I, G, R, £, W, GS]
10. Andrew’s house, Sat 18 June, 11am-2pm, Sun 19 June, 11.30am-1.30pm
103 Northbank Road, E17 4JY
UF: Internal wall and underfloor insulation, underfloor heating, reclaimed fireplace and building materials, insulated extension, LED lights, sash window draught-proofing. Andrew plans for the future include: extensive rainwater collection, water and space heating from wood burner.
[I, G, L, W, U, £]
11. Charlie’s house, Sat 18 and Sun 19 June, 1-5pm
219 Billet Road, E17 5NS
UF: This is ‘The House that Sell or Swap Built’.
[U, GS, £]
12. Nicola and Oli’s house, Sat 18 June, 10am-2pm, Sun 19 June 11am-1pm
121 Billet Road, E17 5DS
UF: Recycled or salvaged furniture throughout house and garden. Amazing seaside-style garden made over by Monty Don for ‘Big Dreams, Small Spaces’ using all salvaged materials.
[U, GS, £]
13. Energy Saving Pop-up, The Mall, Selbourne Walk, Tues 14-16 June, 10-4pm
The Mall, E17 7LT. Pop-Up Energy Cafe in Selbourne walk near Costa Coffee. Bring your bills and see how much you can save next winter. Have a go on HEET‘s Energy Bike, see Forest Recycling Project’s beautiful upcycled furniture and get advice on low-cost home loans from East London Credit Union. And pick up a Green Open Homes brochure to plan your route!
14. Hot Tips for Warm Homes, Friday Hill TMO, Thurs 16 June. Advice 4-8pm. Expert session on warm homes at 6.30pm
The Chingdale Centre, 19 Chingdale Road, London, E4 6HZ www.fridayhilltmo.org.uk