At the weekend, it was Frome Open Homes, where you could see what other people were doing to minimise their environmental impact. From new builds to retrofitting; insulation to food growing; it was a diverse mix.
The places I visited included an old house where the double glazed conservatory was retrofitted to become quadruple glazed and a swanky barn conversion which used the River Frome to provide hydropower to put into the grid – enough for more than 130 homes.
If we end up back in New Zealand at some point, I’d love to use some of these techniques to secondary glaze a lot of the windows in the house. But I don’t think we’d ever do anything on the scale of Tellisford Mill!
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