York Open Eco Homes

14 - 22 May 2016

Fairfax Corner Eco-Holiday Home

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

26 Fairfax Street
York
YO1 6EB

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Opening times

14 - 22 May 2016
SAT 14th May
2-4pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

This is a former Victorian corner shop which has been eco-refurbished and turned into an eco holiday home - www.fairfaxcorner.co.uk. The owners retained existing windows to preserve the old look but fitted interior double glazing and insulation to improve the thermal comfort inside. They also used sheep wool insulation in loft and ceilings, and installed solar hot water system. They buy electricity from 100% renewable energy supplier Good Energy and, whenever possible, use upcycled furnishings and equipment. Guests are encouraged to arrive on bikes or using public transport and to use the local recycling service (provided by St Nicks!), and the house is full of literature on the sustainability theme.

The owners learnt a lot from their experiences of retrofitting an older property, which involved a lot of compromise, and they would do some things differently if they were to start again.

GETTING THERE:
The house is close to the Railway Station and city centre - If you can, please cycle (download York Cycle Map and look at square B3 of the city centre enlargerment), walk or take bus no.7, 11. i-TravelYork can help plan your journey. If needed, on street parking is available if you ask owners for a permit ticket.

Location

26 Fairfax Street
York
YO1 6EB

View on map

Opening times

14 - 22 May 2016
SAT 14th May
2-4pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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