Green Open Homes – who, where and when

GREEN OPEN HOMES MAP – 18 and 19 June

Waltham Forest Green Open Homes map of venues
Waltham Forest Green Open Homes map of venues – brochure available from the Hornbeam, our Energy Pop-Up stall in the Mall outside Costa on 14-16 June, libraries and Green Open Homes and venues on the day.

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. 

KEY:
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

  1. The Hornbeam Centre, Sat 18th and Sun 19th June 10am-5pm  458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH
Hornbeam cafe - 458 Hoe St E17 9AH
Hornbeam cafe – Waltham Forest’s environmental and community hub

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).

The Paint Place in FRP - surplus paint for a song
The Paint Place in FRP – surplus paint for a song

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.

Drop in upcycling workshops will be held on Sat 18 June by Carla of Shed Homewares E17
Drop-in upcycling workshops will be held on Sat 18 June by Carla of Shed Homewares E17

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

Photo 16-04-2016, 12 41 49low_resVisit 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

Lanka has solar panels providing both electricity and water and can give top tips about producing lots of fruit and veg in a small organic garden.
Lanka has solar panels providing both electricity and water and can give top tips about producing lots of fruit and veg in a small organic garden.

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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!

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This amazing Georgian mansion had its staircase rebuilt after a fire that nearly totally gutted the house. It’s been refurbished to the highest eco standards, with insulation, solar power and many other eco-features throughout.
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Water filtration is where Dee and Dwight’s journey originally started – and they have a whole house system.

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

Isabel and Andy's sedum roof looks after the bees as well as being a beautiful top layer to a cedar-clad extension.
Isabel and Andy’s sedum roof looks after the bees as well as being a beautiful top layer to a cedar-clad extension.
External insulation has transformed the temperature loss from Isabel and Andy's house in winter.
External insulation has transformed the temperature loss from Isabel and Andy’s house in winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Rain, rain…. keep coming… and flush our loo and wash our clothes too please.

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.
[W, GS]

 

 

6. Tom and Sallie’s house, Sun 19 June, 10.30am-2.30pm
17 Chestnuts Av North, Walthamstow E17 3NF.

Tom and Sallie's solar PV and water
Tom and Sallie’s solar PV and water

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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

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A family affair - gutting the kitchen that was rotten with condensation then rebuilding.
A family affair – gutting the kitchen that was rotten with condensation then rebuilding.

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

It's hard to see - but this is Rebs and Luke's homemade solar shower which feeds into a cubicle in their conservatory - make sure you take your cossie and try it out!
It’s hard to see – but this is Rebs and Luke’s homemade solar shower which feeds into a cubicle in their conservatory. Ingenious – and free!
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Rebecca and Luke’s woodburning stove keeps them warm in winter and gives them free boiled water for their tea!

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

John and family in the home they built themselves...with a bit of help.
John and family in the home they built themselves…with a bit of help.

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

Andrew gutted and refurbished his house himself using loads of salvaged materials. And it looks gorgeous!
Andrew gutted and refurbished his house himself using loads of salvaged materials. And it looks gorgeous!
Andrew's loft is insulated to the highest standard and he's got exciting plans for rainwater harvesting.
Andrew’s loft is insulated to the highest standard and he’s got exciting plans for rainwater harvesting.

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’.

Charlie's house has been furnished almost exclusively from Sell or Swap and charity shops - and been upcycled by Charlie using her skills from her upcycling business Betty Loves Buttons.
Charlie’s house has been furnished almost exclusively from Sell or Swap and charity shops – and been upcycled by Charlie using her skills from her upcycling business Betty Loves Buttons.

charlieBlovesB_1329Nearly everything in Charlie’s house has been bought from Walthamstow Sell or Swap Facebook group, from charity shops, or salvaged and then upcycled. And it’s so stylish!

[U, GS, £]

12. Nicola and Oli’s house, Sat 18 June, 10am-2pm, Sun 19 June 11am-1pm
121 Billet Road, E17 5DS

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Nicola relaxing in her seaside-themed garden made from reclaimed materials. As a proud Sell or Swapper and Freecycler her house is furnished with nearly all secondhand items too.

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, £]

 

 

 

PLUS

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

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