North London Eco House Weekend

by Jamie on May 23, 2010 · 1 comment

Here’s a great opportunity to see some examples of low carbon refurbishment of Victorian and Edwardian homes in North London.

Norman Beddington and Antony Melville from VICTERI have managed to bring together 11 home owners in Camden, Islington, Haringey and Hackney and persuade them to open their doors to the public on the weekend of the 12th to the 13th June.

These were typical North London homes that have been, or are in the process of being, completely refurbished using the best in eco-renovation practice and techniques and will show exactly what can be done to make big cuts in carbon emissions in homes that are the definition of “hard to treat“.

You’ll be able to speak to the owners and get valuable insights into the joys, and the trials, of the low energy renovation process.

Homes at all phases of refurbishment are represented, from planning through to completion and there are some real gems to be seen, including a home retrofitted to Passivhaus standards and others which make cuts in carbon emissions of 70% to 80%.

Note that you’ll need a ticket to visit the houses, costing a very reasonable £10 and available here.

Also to see some of the homes you need to reserve a slot in advance and some aren’t open all weekend, but if you plan things right, you’ll be able to see lots of interesting buildings.  Full information about the homes can be found on the VICTERI website.

They’re spread around north London and probably the best way to see them will be to jump on a bike. You can plan your route here.

I will do my best to visit as many as possible and will report back here.

Camden, Islington, Haringey and Hackney, they exemplify the best in recent eco-renovation practice and techniques

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1 tom hitchman May 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Might be worth bolding the dates and districts for those who are glancing this in a hurry.

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