23 Sep 2022
Padraig Hurley, Self-Build Manager at Taylor Lane Timber Frame, explores the green benefits of timber frame and how this modern method of construction can positively impact the quality of life and reduce energy costs.

With pressure on the Government to ban the installation of gas boilers in all new homes from 2025, except those which are hydrogen-ready, which type of renewable heating is the best alternative? Darren McMahon, UK Marketing Director of heating specialist Viessmann, shares some tips.

04 Nov 2020
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.

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.

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