Been very busy with the house so inevitably this blog hasn’t been up-dated recently – apologies.
The attached photo gallery highlights three low impact features:
#1. The fireplace has been made using only reclaimed materials (except the cement)
- Stand stones from a cafe that closed down and black granite from the bathroom of the derelict house we took down (see earlier demolition blog entries)
- Unused cement board from our builder
#2. Adding windows to interior walls to allow natural light into interior darker areas of the house.
#3. Adding rainwater collectors around the house. These, once full, direct overflow water back to the main drain. So far we have a capacity to collect about 1500 litres – a third from water collectors from the UK, and the rest from old bathes and water tanks.