In Partnership with Buzy Lizzie Garden Design and Whitemore and Thwaytes Interior Design.
Over 80 carefully selected exhibitors covering all aspects of home and garden design or a new construction project as well as free talks and demonstrations throughout both days from leading regional experts. New for 2017 is an exciting programme of hands-on masterclasses led by experts listed above. Separate ticket prices apply. Free shuttle Bus from Penrith Auction Mart on both days.
Sunday free talks (included in main entry ticket)
Entrance to free talks is on a first come first served basis.
11 am | Duration 45 minutes | Talk: ‘Total Home Automation’ with Michael Glarvey of Luuxx Home Automation
Michael will explain how to control your audio visual and smart home technologies. The last 10 years has seen a huge rise in the use of hi-tech equipment in the average person’s home. With the ever increasing push towards the ‘Digital Home’, many homeowners now have more remote controls and Smart Phone Apps than one dares to imagine. The answer to this is Home Automation….or a simpler description… A Connected Home.
A Connected Home no longer relies on you using dozens of controls to do your daily tasks. Instead, it takes your TVs, lighting, heating, blinds, front door, security alarm etc and makes them work together, how you want them to work. Why can’t you press one button and have your lights turn on, set the heating to the desired temperature, and turn your TV on to your favourite channel? Why can’t you have your TV set show CCTV footage of your front door when the doorbell is pressed?.. well that’s exactly what Home Automation does.
Home Automation takes control of all your home technologies (and the control of some things you never thought possible) and allows them to work how you want them to work, when you want them to work, and in the simplest way possible, combining with elements of interior design! So why use Home Automation? The benefits are lengthy and varied, but here are a few…. Simpler use of technology, create significant energy savings, assist home owners with limited mobility, and provide the entertainment options that your home has been crying out for.
12pm | Duration 45 minutes | Talk – ‘The Naturalistic Approach to Planting’ with Tom Atwood from Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants
This talk will explore some of the theory and practical hurdles with planting techniques, which once understood and embraced offers potentially stunning results in the garden, no matter what the scale. Tom will look at examples of recent work in Cumbria and some of the plants that are so important to him as both a gardener and designer.
1pm | Duration 45 minutes | Talk: ‘Passivhaus Design’ with Andrew Yeats from Eco Arc
Andrew Yeats is a principal director of Eco Arc and Certified Passive House Architect. Eco Arc is an award winning chartered architects practice and environmental design consultancy committed to low carbon Passivhaus / Passive House architecture. Passive House buildings use only a fraction of the energy for heating of those built to the standards required by current building regulations, and deliver low carbon solutions without needing renewable energy. Andrew particularly enjoys working collaboratively with clients to design beautiful and healthy buildings, built to the highest technical and spatial standards. He incorporates best practice in passive house design principles within a holistic frame work for interior design.
The principles can be applied to new build, conversion, rural, urban and regeneration work ranging from housing, commercial, leisure and health buildings within the private, public and voluntary sectors.
2 pm | Duration: 45 minutes | Talk: ‘Designing for the Deluge – Wet Gardens’ with Phil Newport from Wildroof Landscapes
In this talk, Phil will look at innovative solutions for managing water in the garden. He will look at examples and solutions for dealing with the changing climate and the resulting increase in rainfall that is being felt in Cumbria and beyond. Phil Newport runs Wildroof Landscapes along with his wife Liz (Buzy Lizzie Garden Design) from their base near Penrith. The Wildroof team specialise in the more unusual and innovative garden landscaping projects across Cumbria and are particularly skilled in coping with challenging sites. They offer the complete package of design, hard landscaping and planting.
Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2017 Exhibitors