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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

RELATED EVENT: Green Buildings in Norfolk – Open Days - 24/5 September

With energy prices on the rise, there is no better time to think about energy saving home improvements. Basic measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation, draughtproofing, secondary glazing and rainwater collection will be within most household budgets, while renewable energy systems and whole house refurbishments require a bigger investment.

These guided tours allow you to meet homeowners that have already done the research, completed the work and are living with the results. The tours give you the chance to see materials and technologies in a real-life setting. You can study fuel bills, ask questions, discuss costs, read manufacturer manuals and get useful trade recommendations. You’ll find the homeowners will be completely honest with you about what works and what doesn’t; their advice is impartial and thousands of visitors to our Open Days have already benefited from their knowledge and experience.

As ever, there are a wide range of homes taking part, throughout the county. Terraced houses, farmhouses, bungalows, cottages, barn conversions and off-grid smallholdings are all featured. You can see examples of solid wall insulation, wood burners, cob and straw bale building, as well as many types of renewable energy technologies in action. We’ve also included a few pioneering business premises and community buildings for those looking to invest in other areas of their life.

The Green Buildings in Norfolk – Open Days event is in its 5th year and was the first ‘open eco-homes’ event in the UK. From LED lighting to natural swimming ponds, local timber shacks to Bavarian kit homes, air source heat pumps to wood pellet boilers, there really is something for everyone. James Frost

You can view all this year's buildings and book a tour on line from the CPRE website

Photo: Honingham Earth Sheltered Social Housing Scheme, Honingham

STOP PRESS! Keep a look out next week for our Buildings in Transition Week on the TN blog, introduced by Chris Hull whose NR2 house is on this year's tour. Don't miss!