Charlie's upcycled house and garden is gorgeous! Venue 16

Green Open Homes 2017 – who, what, where

Sharing what’s Green, Beautiful and Useful

Pick up a Green Open Homes brochure and map at the Hornbeam, any library or popular venues in the borough or print it out from here.

Green Open Homes map 2017 - pick up a paper map at The Hornbeam, libraries or venues around the borough.
Green Open Homes map 2017 – pick up a paper map at The Hornbeam, libraries or venues around the borough.

Drop in and get inspired!

Note: End times are leaving times so please arrive in advance. Suggested time per venue 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  C – Community

  1. The Hornbeam Centre
    458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH
    Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sept 10am-5pm Green Open Homes photo exhibition
    U, £, R

1b. Forest Recycling Project:
The Paint Place and reclaimed furniture
Sat 16 Sept 10.30am-4pm
FRP, 2C Bakers Avenue, E17 9AW (behind the
Hornbeam)
Shop for surplus paint, upcycled furnitur and scaffold boards – ideal for allotments and gardens.
U, £, R

1c. Organiclea fruit and veg stalls
Sat 16 Sept, outside the
Hornbeam, E17 9AH
10am-3pm. Also between
Matalan and St John’s
Church, E11 1HH
10.30am-3pm
Also find out about their natural building courses. www.organiclea.org.uk
£, C, R, GS

  1. Lanka
    Sat 16 Sept 2-6pm
    172 Murchison Road,
    Leyton E10 6LX
    UF: Solar water, solar PV electric, organic small
    space gardening. Surplus food and plants stall.
    R, £, GS, W
  2. Paul and Fiona
    Sat 16 Sept 12-4pm
    46 Sandringham Road E10 6HJ
    Kitchen, conservatory and extensive garden eco-makeover. Reclaimed and re-used materials. Electric bike officionado.
    I, R, U, G, £, GS, W
  3. The Drive Housing Coop
    Sat 16 Sept, tours at 12pm and 2pm only.
    8 The Drive, London E17 3BW UF: Cooperative living, 11-bedroom intentional community and fully mutual housing co-op £, C, UF
  4. Tom and Sallie
    Sat 16 Sept 10.30am-3.30pm
    17 Chestnuts Av North,  E17 3NF
    UF: Solar thermal heating, heat recovery unit, secondary glazing. Tom runs HEET which provides energy saving support and advice. I, R
  1. Isabel and Andy
    Sat 16 September 11am-4pm
    63 Melford Road, E17 7EN
    UF: Cedar-clad, sedum-roofed extension, internal and external wall insulation, high-spec glazing, bamboo flooring.
    I, G, W, U, GS, £
  2. Claire and Dan
    Sat 16 Sept and Sun 17 Sept 1-5pm
    51 Ritchings Avenue, E17 6LD
    UF: Professional, hidden, rainwater harvesting
    system used in toilets and washing machine.
    W, GS, UF
  3. Ruby Stables
    Sat & Sun 12.30-6pm
    Ruby Road, E17 4RB
    Plants plus reclaimed, vintage, funky items for the house and garden.
    £, U, GS
  1. ‘Useful and Beautiful’ mural
    Public space – daylight hours
    434 Forest Road Walthamstow E17 4PY
    Wood St Walls mural on side of Salvation Army wall, corner of Ruby Road and Forest Road. This one isn’t on an insulated wall but the ethos is there!
    C
  2. William Morris Insulated External Wall
    Public space – daylight hours
    9 Bedford Road, E17 4PX
    UF: Insulation and art!
    Beautiful mural of William Morris by Wood St Walls on top of external wall insulation by Be Constructive Ltd. If you have an external wall you’d love to see insulated and painted get in touch!
    I, C, UF
  3. Sue and Michael
    Sun 17 Sept 10am-3pm
    243 Chingford Road,
    Walthamstow E17 5AB.
    Internal wall and floor insulation systems and heat recovery ventilation unit to tackle condensation. Reclaimed materials, eco-decoration, DIY.
    I, U, £
  4. Sir George Monoux College
    Chingford Road, E17 5AA
    Sat 16 Sept 10am-1pm
    Sir George Monoux College is on its way to being zero carbon with multiple energy saving and sustainability features. UF: an eco-gym is the only way students can charge their phones.
    R, GS, £, UF, L, C

Also: Meet the Experts night Tues 26 Sept, 7.00-9.30pm. Book your place.

  1. Andrew
    Sat 16 Sept 12-3pm
    Sun 17 Sept 11.30am-1.30pm
    103 Northbank Road,
    E17 4JY
    UF: DIY total refurb. Internal wall and underfloor insulation and heating, reclaimed materials, sash window draught-proofing, plus exciting future heating and water plans.
    I, G, L, W, U
  2. John and neighbours
    Sat 16 Sept 10am-4pm
    Sun 17 Sept, 1-4pm
    9 Headway Gdns, off
    Penrhyn Grove E17 5FA
    UF: Community self-build,
    PV solar panels, insulation, glazing
    and water conservation.
    Read the story of Headway Gardens.
    Icons: I, G, R, C, £, W, UF 
  1. Rebecca and Luke
    Sat 16 and Sun 17 Sept 12am-3pm
    27 Penrhyn Crescent,
    E17 5BH
    UF: DIY summer solar shower and composting toilet.
    Icons: W, U, £, R, UF
  2. Charlie – Nostalji
    Sun 17 Sept 12-5.30pm
    219 Billet Road, E17 5NS

    UF: Upcycling. Come and be inspired by Charlie’s home /workshop where she runs her upholstery and upcycling business.
    U, GS, £, UF
  1. Mary, Allan and Anna
    Sat 16 Sept 11am-12pm, then 3-4pm
    Sun 17 Sept 11am-12pm, then 3-6pm
    12 Gordon Close, E17 8PF
    Solar PV panels, secondary glazing, reclaimed fittings, flooring and furniture, green paints.

Plus:

  1. The Mall Walthamstow – Energy Saving Advice Pop-up, Selbourne Walk (near Costa Coffee)
    Tues 5 Sept 10.30am-5pm 
    The Mall, E17 7LT.  Pop by for advice from HEET www.theheetproject.org.uk
    £, I, L 
  1. Organiclea
    6-10 and 11-17 Sept
    115 Hawkswood Cresc, Chingford E4 7UH
    UF: Building with natural materials courses.
    R, I, GS, £, C, UF

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