1960s terraced house
- Solar PV panels
- Triple glazed windows
- Water management
- Low energy lighting
- Loft insulation
- Room divider
- Saturday 19 October, 12 – 6pm
- Sunday 20 October, 12 – 6pm
Tours on the hour. The last tour is at 5pm.
We suggest you park close by in Avon Way or in the lay-by on the right soon after you enter the cul-de-sac if possible.
If you then walk to the right hand turning about 100 yds down Wharfedale and go along there for a few yards, you will see a walkway on the left leading down in front of the houses. Number 23 is on the left hand side towards the end. It has a couple of water butts in the front and two small apple trees.
The current owners are very environment conscious. They retired to this typical Thornbury house a few years ago and spent money to make their home warmer and more comfortable. The changes included having the bath removed and replaced by a shower to save water. The energy-saving features now include triple glazed windows, a high level of loft insulation, draught exclusion and the generation of electricity through solar panels. They have fitted heavy curtains and a room divider to improve heat retention.
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