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Turn London into an urban park? What a great idea. This is not really some crowd concept, it has to come from legislation on: green aspects of new developments (mostly, green features in the initial artist’s impression stage, all removed when built) front gardens and conversion to drives and mini car parks (use grass-crete, or […]

We have a large green building section in this website. There have been a lot of stories about plastics ending up in the oceans, polluting and killing birds and animals. See our green building section here > One issue is that plastic is itself a recycled byproduct of the oil industry. This means it is […]

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 […]

My recent visit to the Barnes Wetland Centre in London also included visitis to the hides for watcghing birds. There are many of these scattered around the lakes, which are from an old clay woirkings, next to the Thames. There is also one large hide which is multi story. These are the photos. You could […]

These are photos from the master bathroom plan and fit out for the recent eco build job. This had an eco boiler, and Dalsouple flooring, the worksurfaces are Corian which is a recycled plastic material with a distinctive pattern. The master bath was a standard bath with no extra special fittings but it had central […]

These are a selection of images from the fitting out of a new build job. This is a varied collection of outdoor and indoor shots. Above: Architect Ivy Ngeow RIBA makes an inspection visit. These stairs were made onsite by the carpenter Craig, very fine job. Above: Note insulation, cladding (Thermowood) and check tags from […]

Discovered an archive of photos from the South London new build we did back in 2005-2006. Just show some of the external works, fitting of decking and steps: This was a on site construction of balcony and steps out of wood, with paved barbecue area. This barbecue area is small so as to increase the […]

This show is on Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September, at Westpoint, Exeter, UK. Various seminars are lined up with eco green build experts: Saturday 8th 11.30am Ross Stokes SelfBuild & Design Magazine A beginner’s guide to self build Simple introduction from someone who has built and renovated properties, and is also a journalist. 12.30pm […]

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 […]


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