To help us to live more sustainably, the house has been fully refurbished over the last couple of years.
Wiring and plumbing have been renewed.
Low energy lighting and water saving toilets and showers have been installed.
Insulation and double-glazing have been added wherever possible.
Solar panels on our roofs (topped up by 'green energy' suppliers) provide electricity throughout the house for cooking and general use, and heat most of our hot water.
We are keen recyclers.
We also make good use of food donated by our local M&S twice each week (which might otherwise have gone to waste).