Green Open Homes Top Tips

There’s always a lot to take in at Green Open Homes so we’ve put some of our Top Tips from our Green Open Homers here. 

Waltham Forest Green Open Homes is 16 & 17 Sept 2017 – with 17 venues to visit – drop in and be inspired!

Please also let us know what you thought after you’ve visited by filling in this quick online form.

AND… Do join us for Meet the Experts Night on 26th September at Sir George Monoux College (book your seat now).

What people have said about us
 Walthamstow Diary blog describing the green homes visited in 2016.

BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours feature from last year with interviews with various of Waltham Forest’s Green Open Homers.

Articles on Headway Gardens self-build project:
Build your own community, The Telegraph

DIY Families build own homes – Evening Standard

Making Headway in Housing – Waltham Forest Echo

Useful Organisations
Energy Saving Trust

Green gas and electricity: Ecotricity

Association of Environmentally Conscious Builders (AECB) 

Ecobuild (annual exhibition)

Local Businesses
Recycled Paint and timber – Forest Recycling Project (behind The Hornbeam)

Recycled furniture – Bright Sparks, 842 – 844 High Road Leyton, E10 6AE

Upcycled Home Design – Nostalji  Instagram: nostalji_home_design
gimmegimmegimme@nostalji.co.uk

Insulation, ventilation and damp
Abbott Damp Proofing Ltd

Other useful Websites

www.rethinkinghousingrefurbishment.co.uk

www.cat.org.uk

www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk

www.rainwaterharvesting.co.uk

www.greenbuildingbible.co.uk

www.greenshop.co.uk

Sustainable Energy Academy’s Superhome scheme

Ecologist article series of Sue and Michael’s ecorefurb

Useful Books

The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency. David Thorpe

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure. Joseph C Jenkins.