West Kent Green Open Homes

17 - 18 May 2014

Property 01 - Barden Park Road, Tonbridge

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

7 Barden Park Road
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1XD

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Opening times

17 - 18 May 2014
Open: Sat 17 May, 10am - 4pm

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Just turn up

Fran and Fred moved to their semi-detached 1930's ex-council house 6 years ago and chose the property because of its south-facing roof, conservatory and garden, and the proximity to their allotment. They have had solid wall insulation installed on top of the existing pebble-dash external walls, have fitted 2 solar thermal panels for hot water and 6 solar PV panels for electricity generation.

The latest addition to their eco-friendly home is an electric car charging point installed by www.chargeatmyhouse.com/, which they are planning to hire out to commuters
www.parkatmyhouse.com/

Other interesting features include their south-facing conservatory which is particularly effective in bringing additional warmth into the house in Spring and Autumn, and their undercover washing line and use of recycled materials.

Buses: Bus 211 and 202 stop outside the house.
10 min walk from Tonbridge Station and bus stops on Tonbridge High Street

Bike: Short ride from Tonbridge Station, which has a Brompton bike hire station www.bromptondock.co.uk/our-docks/tonbridge-2729/

Car: Parking along Barden Park Road

Location

7 Barden Park Road
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1XD

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Opening times

17 - 18 May 2014
Open: Sat 17 May, 10am - 4pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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