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Big Green Home Show Promotes Eco-Renovation and Self-Builds

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon will be hosting the Big Green Home Show this weekend, 23rd-25th October. The green event will be the second Big Green Home Show held at the venue and will feature a wide range of activities including seminars, live building demonstrations and a large number of experts on site throughout the weekend.

Whatever your green building needs, from finding an environmentally responsible trades person to help you carry out renovation work in your home, to attending one of the many seminars being delivered over the weekend, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Alternative Build Live will be held to provide on the day demonstrations of green building techniques such as straw bale building and offering visitors the opportunity to have a go at clay plastering. The Build Live! Demonstrations will provide information and guides to installing solar panels, insulation, heat pumps and solar water heating.

Seminars delivered on the day will provide informative guides to a number of green issues and ‘how to’ guides useful to those contemplating their own green self-build eco home or looking to renovate their home in a more sustainable way. Tim Pullen, Home Building and Renovation’s Eco Expert will explain the benefits of micro generation and feed in tariffs, while Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Academy, John Doggart will speak about how to go about a low carbon renovation of your home.

As well as special events for the show, visitors will still have access to all the other displays and demonstrations usually on offer at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, such as a 2300 square foot home built of timber construction and showing how modern lifestyles can be catered for and don’t have to be sacrificed if you choose to build a low carbon home.

Tickets for the event are available free in advance from the Big Green Home Show website, or you can pay on the door, and the event runs from 10am-5pm each day with plenty going on each day to provide a great day out. Make your journey a greener journey by choosing public transport to reduce your carbon emissions. Find out about train times if you’re traveling a distance, or if you’re local to Swindon, check out the local bus times for numbers 54 and 55 which will take you within 2 minutes walk of the centre.


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