Eco homes open up to public

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Five ‘green’ buildings around Hadleigh, Nayland and Hartest are throwing open their doors to the public from tomorrow (September 12) to Sunday (September 15).

In total 28 buildings around Suffolk are going on display as part of an event called Green Suffolk’s Heritage Open Days.

In Hadleigh, Beaumont Primary School and a 1990s estate house with solar panels are open for members of the public to see how money has been saved on electricity and other bills with the addition of environmentally sustainable features.

The Mill Green eco brewery in Edwardstone, a Victorian cottage in Nayland and a zero carbon home and office in Hartest are also included and visitors have the chance to meet the owners and users of the properties and ask questions.

Councillor Richard Smith, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, environment and planning said; “These events provide a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.

“They are free of charge and right on people’s doorsteps for everyone to enjoy.”

Pre-booking is required by visiting www.greensuffolk.org/hod2013 or by calling 01473 264555.