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.

29 Sep 2015
If you’re keen on an energy efficient home with reduced fuel emissions and therefore reduced bills, a Passivhaus design might be the answer.

02 Sep 2015
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…

28 Jul 2015
Changes to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive tariff means that payments for biomass boilers and stoves have decreased for new applications.

Sustainable and eco-living expert Tristan Titeux presents simple things you can do to make your home an eco-haven.

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.

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.

01 Apr 2015
Ground source heating is a great way to lower energy bills and make money thanks to the RHI scheme.

David Jackson, Director and General Manager of one of Europe’s leading distributors of stainless steel and brass fasteners, STF – Stainless Threaded Fasteners – talks saving time and money in a buoyant photovoltaic market.

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