Curtains and the Dunedin Curtain Bank

We tend to take curtains for granted. But well fitted thick or thermal curtains can significantly reduce heat loss through your windows – in fact by 60 % on single glazed windows according to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

So what types of curtains should we getting? And why is properly fitting our curtains so important? Where can we get curtains, or donate our unwanted ones to an appreciative family?

One group that knows about the value of installing and using well fitted curtains to help keep our homes warm is the Dunedin Curtain bank.

On this programme I chat to Virginia Driver about Curtains. Virginia is the founder of the Dunedin Curtain Bank and is currently its Chairperson.

You can find out more about the Dunedin Curtain Bank at http://www.dunedincurtainbank.org.nz situated on 174 Princes Street, Ph: 03 425 9678, Mob: 021 224 0922,Email: info@dunedincurtainbank.org.nz. Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 3pm (or by appointment)

To listen to this programme about Curtains please click on http://www.accessradio.org/media/download/201410031152371412290357-NZOA64k-2014-10-02—Eco-Living—Curtains-and-Dn-Curtain-Bank—Virginia-Driver.mp3?_uid=1412289914-652-13

This programme was originally broadcast on  the  2nd October 2014 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is supported by the Dunedin City Council.

Entrance to the Dunedin Curtain Bank on Princes St.

Entrance to the Dunedin Curtain Bank on Princes St.

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Virginia Driver displays some of the curtains on offer at the Dunedin Curtain Bank. Photo taken by Gerard O'Brien, published in the Otago Daily Times

Virginia Driver displays some of the curtains on offer at the Dunedin Curtain Bank. Photo taken by Gerard O’Brien, published in the Otago Daily Times

With prior notice, there are facilities to make, mend or resize your curtains at the Dunedin Curtain Bank

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