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Archive for October, 2010

This major DIY building event has crept up on us a bit, recommended to get down there, usually quite interesting, and you can go to Lydiard House afterward (look it up on Google maps). Or central Swindon, or the Outlook Centre for some cheap clothes… or even the Steam museum. There are green DIY info […]

We have a whole new section on Lights and Lighting, to add to our existing light and solar power sections. See our lighting and lights pages: Lamps, lighting, lights design, uplighters, chandeliers > Light in basement, cellars, underground lighting > Lighting the home, house, commercial, shops > Llighting, lights, technology types, halogen, neon, LED, solar, […]

Research by HTA – actually a sponsored Phd – shows that planting against external walls increases insulation by a big factor. The vegetation ‘buffers’ the wall environment against cooling, and behind the plants it can be anything up to 6 degrees higher. Of course, in the summer, vegetation will also shade the walls, making them […]

B&Q the huge UK DIY store, are campaigning for lower VAT on energy saving green items. They say green goods (energy efficiency, glazing, insulation, solar powered gadgets etc) should have a lower rate to encourage take-up. This is a good idea, since cost is a major factor in going green. As builders, and architects specifying […]

This is the big DIY and Building show at Earl’s Court London with all the manufacturers, advice, special topic sessions, lots of fun, always a good atmosphere. It starts today Friday 1 October 2010. Opening hours are: Friday, 1 October 10:00 – 17.00 Saturday, 2 October 10:00 – 17.00 Sunday, 3 October 10:00 – 17.00 […]


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