To help us to live more sustainably, the house has been fully refurbished:

  • 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 any food donated by shops which might otherwise have gone to waste.