NB: St Mary's Church
Bernard Hall, Cuddington
Hartwell Garden Centre
By Haddenham Webteam - 29th August 2012 4:28pm
Eco -Refurbishment at its best
The so-called 'Green agenda' is about reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions — the latter is known as 'decarbonisation'. New technologies and building materials are helping to reduce the environmental impact of modern, newly-built homes. The greatest challenge in the domestic environment relates to making improvements to existing (i.e., older stock) homes.
Support Aylesbury Vale's Environment (SAVE) is looking to celebrate important gains in terms of decarbonisation, and invites you to visit North Bucks' first and recently assessed 'SuperHomes'.
'SuperHomes' are older properties that have been refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, reduced energy costs and fewer carbon emissions — at least 60% less. In short, these homes represent eco-refurbishment to a high standard.
Opening their doors in the Vale of Aylesbury during September, are two 'SuperHomes':
1. Thornborough (Nr Buckingham) on Thursday, 6th and Saturday 8th September
2. Aylesbury, Elm Farm Estate on Saturday 22nd and 29th September
To book your visit to the Elm Farm 'SuperHome', click here
Visitors can expect to come away with plenty of ideas for greening their own properties, including home improvements likely to be eligible for planned Green Deal finance.
Most 'SuperHomes' have covered the basics, with superior insulation and draft proofing, and many have alternative heating sources; some produce their own energy.
Rural and urban/attached-detached/Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Post-war properties are amongst those open to the public at various locations in September.
To find out more or to pre-book a place on a tour, please visit the SuperHomes website or contact SAVE Secretary, Robert Smart during working hours on 01296 585147 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Robyn Thorogood, Volunteer Manager of Snakemoor, reports that grooming has been carried out at our local nature reserve in the last few days.Kevin (the village handyman) has cut the orchard and pond bank. Also, with his usual care and thoroughness, Michael Whitney has cut and removed the grass from the meadow using his tractor and Snakemoor attachments. Another good job...
We are delighted to announce that the Richborough Estates' appeal, challenging AVDCs refusal to provide planning permission for a development opposite Rosemary Lane, on the east side of Churchway, has been dismissed!This follows the hearing held in Aylesbury on 4th & 5th July 2018 and a site visit made on 5th July 2018 by A Jordan BA(Hons) MRTPI, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of...
Haddenham Horticultural Society will be hosting its Annual Open Show in the Village Hall on Saturday 1st September. Public Viewing is from 2.00pm until 4.00pm, followed by presentation of trophies and raffle draw. Admission: 50p senior citizens and children; £1.00p others. The Show offers a wide range of classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, cacti and succulents, floral art, domestic...