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Ecological self-build house, Northumberland Heritage Open Events



Ecological self-build house open day

Saturday 14th  September 12 to 4pm and Sunday 15th  September from 12 to 3pm

Belford, nr Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, NE70


The house, which is owned by two architects and long-term SEDA members, will be open to the public on Sat 14th/ Sun 15th as part of the nationwide English Heritage Open Doors weekend event happening between 12th-15th Sept. For more information on this and other properties visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Self build house under construction, (phase 1 complete; phase 2 on site), using local timber, sheep's wool insulation, wood-fibre board sheathing; triple glazed windows and a sedum-planted roof. Passive solar and wood burning stove. Low energy costs. Children are welcomed along with all other visitors but we have not made any special arrangements for them. All children MUST be supervised at all times on site and during the visit by their parents or accompanying adult(s).

Access:  Disabled access to site but not yet to house.

Additional information:  Tea & biscuits (homemade) offered - donation(s) requested to cover costs. Printed handouts providing some outline project & construction details as well as information on the materials, suppliers, products used are available in leaflet form to all visitors. Publications describing the method of construction will be on sale during the day.

You can download a leaflet providing details of this and all other HOD’s properties in Northumberland at: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=10399

Or find directions and more information at http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/ecological-self-build-house and/ or if in a group of 6 or more people you can contact the organisers directly to pre-book a slot on either day: Telephone 01668 219247 or email mary@segalselfbuild.co.uk

Starts:14.09.2013

Ends: 15.09.2013