James Gray and wife Claudia set out to transform 30 acres of farmland in north Essex into a unique timber home for the entire family. Energy efficiency was a key driver within their brief, so…
Published in Project Inspiration
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Many of us look back and say “in hindsight, I would have done things differently”. However, few get the chance to rectify their mistakes. Luckily for second-time self-builder Henry Martin,…
Published in Sustainable Living
Self-builders are being encouraged to make their homes as airtight as possible to maximise energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of their property. This makes providing effective ventilation more important than ever. Here, Robert…
Published in Heating & Plumbing
Self-builders can ensure that lighting in their new home is as energy and cost-efficient as possible by upfront investment in LED lighting solutions, according to leading LED supplier, Light Rabbit.
Published in Project Inspiration
Idealcombi has launched their next generation of casement windows and doors – “Frame IC” & “Nation IC”. The new generation now includes the use of PUR(polyurethane) as imperishable thermal insulation. The use of PUR has…
Published in Doors & Glazing
Over 23%, or 4.7 million out of the 19.6 million cavity walled domestic properties in Great Britain do not have cavity wall insulation according to the ‘Household Energy Efficiency National Statistics, Detailed Report 2015’, published…
Published in Insulation
Yorkshire based e-tailer Electric Radiators Direct have announced the release of the all new Haverland Smartwave; an intelligent, adaptable electric radiator range which uses advanced motion sensor technology in order to learn your weekly routine…
Published in Heating & Plumbing
Stocking over a thousand insulation products from leading brands, Insulation Superstore, a brand of Construction Materials Online, highlights the top 10 insulation products available.
Published in Project Inspiration
Steve Rooney, Sales Director at Gaia Climate Solutions, explains why we are warming to the idea of heat pumps.
Published in Project Inspiration
Selfbuilders are continually being encouraged to make their homes as airtight as possible to maximise energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of their properties. This means it is vital that adequate ventilation is in…
Published in Heating & Plumbing
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