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Cherwell District Council have opened a large scale zero carbon development, due for completeion in 20131. This has 400 completed properties with an estimate of 6000 by the end. There is also a school and 250 care homes.

Ecobuild the future at ExCeL, London Tue 5 to Thur 7 March 2013. This a great show and worth the effort of getting to Excel in London Docklands. It is an interesting venue. This is the best exhibition for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. There are many attractions including: Practical Installer Future Materials […]

Eco Workshop: Retrofit Solutions Sat 25th Aug 2012 The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon, UK on Sat 25th Aug – 10.00am to 5.30pm. Tickets free in advance from this link > How to retrofit green eco technologies into homes and houses. how to get your house air tight ventilation issues (such as trickle […]

Ecobuild 2012 is sponsored by Schuco, who make solar power and heat (thermal) systems, glass, facades, etc. Ecobuild claims to be the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment – although that claim doesn’t sound very ‘eco’. Bigger? I though Small is Beautiful. Anyway… This show is focussing on “new eco […]

The Conservative government’s decision to more than halve the FIT (feed-in tariffs) for electricity put back into the grid (from sources such as solar power) from 43 to 21p per kilowatt hour, as reported here on Building DIY previously, has been attacked by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) as disastrous for the solar and […]

Like many households in Britain, we have received leaflets through our door about fitting free PV (photovoltaic) solar panels, with free use of the generated electricity. This sounds too good to be true as even a small system can cost well over £10,000 so what is the deal? Is it a scam? How does it […]

Now it is getting colder it is time for some advice on Autumn, Fall and Winter jobs. Insulation is less of a concern in the summer, obviously, so that is a good time to fit it. But if you haven’t it is not too late. Modern insulation standards are very high. In the UK, BREEAM […]

The National Home Improvement Show is at Earls Court 1, Warwick Rd, London, SW5 9TA. Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October 2011 Friday 30 September 10:00 – 17.00 Saturday 1 October 10:00 – 17.00 Sunday 2 October 10:00 – 17.00 Ticketas are 8 UKP or 12 UKP on the door, see this link: Tickets […]

Happy New Year! We have removed the Christmas articles on trees, decorations, green Christmas and presents. We are adding articles on fireplaces double glazing insulation snow clearance These will be online in the next week.

Registration is now open for the big Ecobuild exhibition at London’s ExCeL. This is in Canary Wharf and is a very interesting place to visit. Dates are Tuesday 01 March to Thursday 03 March 2011. There are 1300 exhibitors, all sorts and sizes, since everyone does green certified materials and processes these days. This is […]


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