The highlight of this weekend’s open home events will be our Burngreave Special on Sunday 19th – a chance to see 3 different homes, each with various kinds of insulation, draught-proofing and renewable energy on view. Talk to the householders about their experience of getting energy improvements installed, what it’s like to live with, and how you could do the same. We’re delighted Green Homes Sheffield will feature on Radio Sheffield’s Saturday breakfast show this week – please listen in!
Autumn is a great time to get inspired about greening your home, so we at Green Homes Sheffield are planning 4 days of open homes for you to visit. Each of the days will focus on a different area of the city and offer a selection of homes to visit:
Sat 11 October – 2 homes in Crookes, plus look out for more details for Heeley/Meersbrook
Sun 12 October – 2 homes in Nether Edge
Sat 18 October – homes in Ecclesall Road area plus Nether Edge and further afield… more details soon!
Sun 19 October – Our ‘Burngreave Special’ openings will include 3 very different homes and a chance to talk to tenants and homeowners about the work done.
Across the city there will be around 12 homes to visit, and we are co-ordinating opening times to help you see everything you want to.
Green Homes Sheffield is pleased to announce we’ll be holding a series of open homes days in October 2014. Running on two consecutive weekends, the events will feature clusters of homes in different neighbourhoods of Sheffield. There will be the chance to visit one or more homes in Nether Edge, Burngreave, Crookes, Heeley/Meersbrook and Ecclesall Road.
The dates for your diary are:
Sat 11th and Sun 12th October
Sat 18th and Sun 19th October
Check back soon for further details of green open homes to visit, features on view, and times of tours/drop-ins!
Kind of hard to believe, as the rain now beats down, but our final Spring open homes weekend was feast of fun in the sun! We teamed up with Sheffield Friday Night Ride for a gentle tour of 7 open homes – we were delighted to have 50 riders turn up for the ride, who were skilfully shepherded through mini-tours of homes in Meersbrook, Sharrow and Burngreave, and enjoyed refreshments en route in the beautiful garden of our host in Southgrove Road, and afterwards at the Gardener’s Rest pub.
Alongside the bike ride, over the weekend there were other opportunities to visit 7 homes, and many visitors took in several tours on Saturday and Sunday. Lots of questions were asked and contacts made with useful builders, suppliers and installers. The information flowed in all directions as visitors and hosts discussed their energy efficiency projects. It was great to meet so many people who are so thoughtfully tackling making their home greener. As we gathered after the final tour of the weekend, at Fireside Housing Co-op, there was a real sense of a developing network of support.
Now our project team are busy putting together a report on our Spring openings, and taking steps to build the network further. If you or your company want to be involved, please use the sign-up form or our contact form to get in touch. We are already looking forward to more events this autumn, and would love to invite you!
Over the Bank Holiday weekend 3rd- 5th May Green Homes Sheffield is offering 7 more chances to visit Green Homes near you in Sharrow, Greystones, Crookes, Millhouses, Crookesmoor and Hunters Bar.
These homes are opening their doors for tours and will show off their eco-features to inspire you. Please come along to learn more from householders who have made their homes warmer, more affordable and greener.
At these homes you can see different examples of insulation used, on internal walls, in attic rooms and under floors. Several homes have solar electricity and there are several examples of how to use solar water heating to reduce your gas bills. You can also find out about different options for upgrading or replacing windows to make them more energy efficient.
Mark Wells, our Green Homes host in Crookes commented: “When I started work to insulate my home, I really benefited from other people’s experience to understand what to do and who could help me. It’s great to have the opportunity to share what I’ve learnt along the way. I hope it will help more householders to get work done that makes their home more comfortable and cheaper to run.”
Please book in advance for tours of all these homes at http://sheffield.greenopenhomes.net – homes are open at different times. More events will take place on 16th, 17th and 18th May, with a total of 18 homes open this spring.
We’re really excited that this weekend our first Green Homes open – do join us if you can! There are 8 homes around Sheffield open over this weekend, and this is the grand tour I’m planning! See http://sheffield.greenopenhomes.net/ to devise your own tour and book your visits.
On Saturday morning I’ll head up to Crookes to see the internal insulation work carried out at 103 Cross Lane, and then trot down the hill to 282 Springvale Road to see more insulation, windows and a new heating system at this home where work is still in progress.
In the afternoon I’m visiting Burngreave, to see what has been achieved at Brambles Housing Co-op – I think I might learn from their heating system and insulation. Afterwards it’s a short(ish) step to 266 Barnsley Road where I want to understand their solar set-up.
Sunday will be at least a half-marathon for me, to take in the fascinating new-build eco-home at 113 Shirebrook Road, and have a look at the external insulation at 120 Albert Road nearby. After a return to Burngreave to see the low-impact extension at Fireside, I’ll head out to Stannington to find out about the renewable energy and insulation features that Green Directions have brought to Townfield Head Farm. relojes especiales | Replicas de Relojes
Not that I’m competitive at all, but if anyone wants to rival my mega-tour, get booking so our hosts know you are coming! If you can’t join in this weekend, check out our future open days up to 18th May and book ahead…
Transition Sheffield is hosting a Green Homes Sheffield cafe evening at Fusion Cafe on Monday 7th April from 7.30-10pm.
As well as a talk about Green Homes Sheffield there will be a short film about Bath Green Homes and the chance to discuss cafe-style, anything about warmer, greener homes!
The evening is free with donations welcome, and tea, coffee and snacks will be available to purchase. Fusion Cafe is at Arundel St, S1 2NS. Full event details here. bred 11s | jordan bred 11 for sale | Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Also for your diary: Sheffield Friday Night Ride will hold a Green Homes Sheffield themed bike ride on Fri 16th May 2014 – visiting up to 8 of the host homes – more details at www.sfnr.org.uk
Last Sunday some of our volunteers had a sneak preview of two homes in Burngreave which are taking part in Green Homes Sheffield open days. A dozen of us spent the morning learning and sharing ideas at the South Yorkshire Energy Centre in Heeley, and then had a tour of Fireside Housing Co-op and 266 Barnsley Road.
As you can see from the photo, Fireside have transformed their 4 formerly ordinary terraced houses into something very exciting! Now they are not only sharing gardens and solar energy, but a low impact extension that looks like something from Grand Designs. Rick explained the thinking that had gone into the design, from improving light levels, to choice of internal or external insulation, to getting the ventilation right. Many materials have been sourced from re-used items, including a beautiful floor.
Next Susannah showed us round 266 Barnsley Road, a large detached Victorian house. Draught-proofing and insulation have improved the comfort of this home, and it makes use of solar hot water and solar electricity. Several fine old windows have had secondary double glazing applied, while others have been completely replaced by energy efficient ones.