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.
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.
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
- 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
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
Also find out about their natural building courses. www.organiclea.org.uk
£, C, R, GS
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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, £
- 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
- Ruby Stables
Sat & Sun 12.30-6pm
Ruby Road, E17 4RB
Plants plus reclaimed, vintage, funky items for the house and garden.
£, U, GS
- ‘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!
- 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
- 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, £
- 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.
Sat 16 Sept 12-3pm
Sun 17 Sept 11.30am-1.30pm
103 Northbank Road,
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
- 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
- Rebecca and Luke
Sat 16 and Sun 17 Sept 12am-3pm
27 Penrhyn Crescent,
UF: DIY summer solar shower and composting toilet.
Icons: W, U, £, R, UF
- 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
- 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.
- 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
6-10 and 11-17 Sept
115 Hawkswood Cresc, Chingford E4 7UH
UF: Building with natural materials courses.
R, I, GS, £, C, UF