Villagers open the doors of their green homes to visitors

An eco-refurbished farmhouse complete with a triple-glazed conservatory

An eco-refurbished farmhouse complete with a triple-glazed conservatory

Green villagers near Lichfield are offering residents and visitors the chance to travel forward in time.

Four households in the Whittington and Fisherwick’s newly refurbished Eco-Pavilion will be opening their homes to visitors on October 10.

The event is being organised by Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group.

The homes are varied – a 19th century farmhouse, a 1930s home and two houses built within the last 20 years.

The householders have installed a fascinating range of energy-saving and green technologies to make their homes low carbon and reduce their energy bills. Solar thermal panels, dry lining insulation, ground source heat pumps and grey water recycling products will be amongst the ideas on view.

The Eco-Homes Open Day offers an opportunity to see what can be achieved, and obtain practical advice on systems, products and installers from the owners. Visitors can meet home owners, look around their homes – and discuss the challenges (and sometimes frustrations) that they’ve encountered.

Installers and advisers will be available in the Bit End Field pavilion for additional advice and information.

Also on display will be Whittington’s unique Eco-Pavilion. The Parish Council has given the Pavilion a complete eco-makeover, installing the village’s first air-source heat pump as well as the more familiar, loft insulation and double glazing – all using funding provided by the BIG Lottery’s Awards for All scheme and also supported WFEG.

Those wishing to visit one or more Ecohomes can book in advance on 07507 627 830 or come to the Pavilion on Bit End Field between 10.30am and 3.30pm on October 10 where bookings for the home visits will also be taken.

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