Polly lived here for 2 years from 2004-06, making the most of the house’s rather dilapidated state to throw a series of wild parties. She also created – with the help of Berman Gueddes Stretton architects – many designs for the renovation of the place, which even the surveyor had stated would have to be extensive.
Building work finally started in March 2007 and finished 363 days later
(see renovation photos), allowing Polly to move back in on
Easter weekend 2008.
Making the house as energy efficient and low carbon as possible
was high on Polly’s list of priorities.
This has included:
· A 93% carbon neutral wood pellet fired boiler system,
providing under-floor heating, radiator heat and year-round hot water,
· Rainwater harvesting to flush the loos and water the garden and
· Extensive insulation. For more information click here.
The house has featured in the Carbon Outreach and
Information Network’s excellent open house days -
for more details see www.ecovation.org.uk
...For more images see the Flickr Photo gallery...