Greenbuild’s back at Felbrigg Hall with cornucopia of fun and information

Compost Father Christmases at a previous Greenbuild event, including, centre front, North Norfolk Di

Compost Father Christmases at a previous Greenbuild event, including, centre front, North Norfolk District Council corporate director Steve Blatch. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Rural broadband, renewable energy and government incentives, the viability of solar power, the impact of plastic bags on our oceans and building a 'future-ready' home are some of the topics which will be discussed by experts at this weekend's Greenbuild.

A scene from a previous Greenbuild event. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL

A scene from a previous Greenbuild event. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

A line-up of speakers at the September 10 and 11 event will be just one part of the weekend's offerings, with dozens of exhibitors, craft market stalls and food concessions on hand alongside entertainment for the family.

The event will be held at the National Trust-owned Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer.

Speakers confirmed by organisers North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) include The Green Lady Eco Store, Ace of Spaces Gardens, Finn Geotherm UK, Green Solar Footprint and Community Action Norfolk.

Bruce Maltby, of Hingham-based Maltby Plastering which provides heritage services, working with materials including lime, cob and timber, said Greenbuild was a very important show.

He added: 'It's a lovely weekend were we meet lots of people with an interest in eco-friendly living.

'We get the opportunity to help educate people about what materials to use and what not to use in certain situations, to discuss correct maintenance, materials and procedures.

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'It is an excellent educational opportunity for all.'

Tom FitzPatrick, NNDC leader, said: 'The range of speakers is very impressive and the subject matter they will be able to cover is extremely wide.

'The sharing of information is absolutely crucial in the green building industry and I'm delighted that such a wealth of knowledge will be available during what is a very entertaining and fun weekend.

'I'd encourage anyone who has an interest in learning more to come along to Greenbuild, it's a fabulous event.'

Parking and entry to Greenbuild are both free, with a voucher for three bags of compost available for just £1.50 (while stocks last).

Opening times are 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday September 10 and 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday September 11.

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