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HIGH demand has seen Portsmouth City Council add an extra date to its ‘eco-terrace open days’ exhibition.

Almost 200 people have so far viewed 84 Jubilee Road, a refurbished home kitted out with ‘green’ equipment, in just three days.

To meet demand, the council has decided to add an extra date, April 28, from 2pm-7pm, for residents to see how they can change their own homes.

The Southsea house is an early 20th century building, owned by the council’s housing service.

It has been ‘retro-fitted’ to transform it from dilapidation to a modern, sustainable home.

The works include under-floor insulation, timber floors, a raised garden with vegetable patch and a water butt.

It is estimated the improvements will save an average family that moves in around £400 annually on their utility bills.

Hazel Hine, project coordinator, said: ‘We’re so pleased so many people have come along to see the house and find out more.’

For more information, email housing.corp.initiatives@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 9283 4670.