Posted by Kathy Hopkin at 06/09/2012 11:06:16
Completed in 2009, the UK's first and only retrofit house to “zero carbon” standard (Code for Sustainable Homes level 6). It generates all its own renewable energy with no use of fossil fuels and has won six design awards including Civic Trust Commendation and RIBA Architecture Award. "Quirky, delightful...a thoughtful design of exceptional quality" - RIBA. "I've seen the future - and it's in Birmingham" - The Times. Note this is a private family home. Children of all ages are very welcome. At 1400 a special children's presentation will describe how the house works, through its use of sun, rain, wind and earth.
Saturday 8th September: 1100-1600; children's presentation 1400
Ground floor and garden are fully accessible for wheelchairs, and there is a wheelchair-friendly ground floor WC. First and second floors are accessible via stairs.
103 Tindal Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 9QU
Located approx 2.5 miles south of Birmingham city centre, 500m from River Rea cycle route/Sustrans Route 5 and 300m off A435 from M42 south; parking is available on the street. On street parking is available outside. RAIL - travel to Birmingham New Street or Moor Street station (approx 2.5 miles away), then walk, cycle, taxi or bus. BUS - 50 bus from Moor Street Queensway, opposite Moor Street railway station or 5 minutes walk from New Street station. Bus runs every 5 minutes. Adult fare £1.90 single or £3.80 day saver, exact change is required.