Combe Down Green Doors

22 Sep 2018

Sustainability begins at home! Combe Down residents and businesses are opening their homes on Saturday 22nd September to showcase sustainable renovation, energy efficency measures and ecological gardening. Come and see all kinds of insulation, draught proofing, permaculture gardening, renewable electricity and heating, eco plasters, paints and more, and hear how to go about it.

4 homes

Energy-saving improvements key

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • 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


Three green homes and two impressive high-profile businesses are opening their doors and gardens for a day in Combe Down and Odd Down. Look around and hear from home owners how they approached the challenge of making their homes warmer, free from damp, cheaper to run and with lower carbon emissions. At 11am don't miss the guided tour of the Wessex Water HQ and see their multi-award winning sustainable building. Round the day off at 4pm in the stunning grounds of Combe Grove Hotel, now a charity with sustainability at its heart. Hear about the ambitious plans for permaculture throughout the extensive gardens and woods.

Click through to read descriptions of each participating property, and find a summary of the ecological and energy efficiency measures, visiting arrangements and tour start times. Use the summary and map to plan your day.

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