Victoria Brocklesby, COO at Origin, a UK-leading manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, offers her insight into the Government’s Green Homes Grant and explains how homeowners can get the most out of the scheme.
During your renovation, you may be thinking of ways to improve the health of our environment by making small changes to your home. Aside from the day-to-day improvements, such as responsible recycling or greener transport, one way of making a difference is to consider the appliances in your home –…
As a sustainable, cost-effective and convenient heating solution, biomass-fuelled systems have become an increasingly popular choice for self-build projects. Phil Hurley, Managing Director at NIBE, looks at the factors driving uptake - and how self-builders can reap the long-term benefits of biomass.
When considering how to keep your house warm during colder months, the best solution might just be the simplest, as experts suggest effective insulation might be the solution to Britain’s energy crisis.
There are many eco-friendly structural and renewable self-build solutions that offer homeowners a clear conscience in knowing that their home is protecting the health of our planet. However, although we don't often have eco-concerns with the decorative elements of our homes, certain elements may be putting our own health at…
04 Jun 2015
For many, renovating a thatched property is the epitome of rural living, but misconceptions often deter buyers. NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, offers practical advice on the risks and rewards of owning a thatched property.
05 May 2015
Last year, the UK became the largest European market for solar power, overtaking Germany, which had previously held the top spot for European solar installations for 18 of the last 19 years. Here, Daniel Roca, UK county manager at Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe, explains why.