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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.

Not long to go to Christmas so we have added some articles just for this season. Please visit: Improve your kitchen appliances: Ovens, cookers, steam, convection, microwave > Hobs, cooktops, gas, electric, halogen, induction > Extractor hoods, integrated hoods, kitchen, ventilation, electric chimney > Christmas green advice, and presents Christmas trees – advice and tips […]

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 […]

Seminars and show, this Saturday 27th November, at National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon, off M4. Eco Technologies Workshop – Retrofit Your Home – 10am – 5pm 95% – 99% of housing is old not new – so green and sustainable technology has to be added to OLD homes and office snot just glamorous […]

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 […]

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 […]

That time of year again, the Big Green Home Show in Swindon off the M4. Many exhibits, seminars, Expert Alley (Ask The Experts) where you can get answers to your home renovation questions. Dates: Fri 29 to Sun 31 October 2010 Where: The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon Open from 9.30-17.00. Car: M4 […]

Self Build & Design Show is on again – Saturday / Sunday September 11th and 12th. Many great seminars and demonstrations. The location is fantastic – a huge hall with many permanent exhibitions on walls, foundations, water systems, roofing, etc. Always fun and no cost tickets too. This is just off M4, junction 16 on […]

We don’t have any DIY do it yourself plans for reactors, but this is very interesting as a way to microgenerate electricity. Solar for individual buildings, down to shed or outdoor building size, and small scale nuclear for blocks or factories. Bill Gates and Toshiba are planning a small scale reactor apparently. We have a […]


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