Green buildings in Norfolk - Open Days

GREEN BUILDINGS IN NORFOLK - OPEN DAYS 2009 Thursday 10th September - Sunday 13th September

CPRE Norfolk's popular Green Buildings Open Days will once again be taking place in September. Guided tours at eco-homes, earth buildings and low carbon developments in Norfolk have once again been arranged by CPRE Norfolk as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days scheme. Tours will take place at 12 energy-efficient properties between Thursday 10th September and Sunday 13th September.

From barns to water mills; cottages to smallholdings; studios to sheds - each of the 12 buildings has something remarkable to offer. Many harness the energy of the wind, sun, river and rain. Some are hand-made - built from straw, cob or rammed earth. Some have roofs of sedum, wildflowers and grasses. Many use sheep�s wool, recycled newspaper or other recycled or reclaimed materials. Another is banked by the local hillside into which it is built. Whatever one�s interest, the Green Buildings Open Days event offers inspiration for everyone, with tours led personally by the homeowners, builders or architects.

The tours are free and open to all but will require booking. Bookings are being taken by the Energy Saving Trust and by telephone only. Take a look through the attached brochure to check days and times of opening and, once you have chosen, please call the bookings number: 01376 531547. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Confirmation of your booking will be sent by email or post, together with the necessary map and directions for your visit. Please note that due to demand, bookings are limited to three tours per person before 30th August.

If you are a member of CPRE Norfolk, you will have received a hard copy of the brochure in the post and have had the first chance to book. Remaining tour places are now open to the wider public - we advise you to call promptly as 85% of tours were full to capacity last time around and many people were disappointed.

Further details about these buildings and their times of opening are in the attached brochure. When you are ready to book, please telephone: 01376 531547.

Shape East

This information was sent to Transition Cambridge by Shape East. They say "This is the second year that Shape East has supported this event. Last year, staff and colleagues thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning about green adaptations of housing, whilst visiting the spectacular Norfolk Countryside. We strongly recommend this as a brilliant day out."

CPRE is the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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