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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 […]

This is to update the blog about the companies that fit solar PV panels for free. The Conservative Government is reducing the FIT rate by half from December 12th 2011. Any solar PV panels installed and also registered with an energy company will qualify. So it is no good booking it in as the waiting […]

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 […]

This weekend in Esher, Surrey, exhibition for all DIY and Builders. Make the most of this weekend and the most of your home at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Surrey! When? THIS Weekend! Join us Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday 10am – 4.30pm Where? A venue close to home: Sandown Park Race Course, Esher […]

Self Build & Renovation Workshops at the National Centre in Swindon. Workshops on renovation, DIY, remodeling, building for amateurs. There are Masterclasses and also open format Ask the Experts sessions. Masterclasses are on: 9.30 to 10.15 am Walking Tours – Self Build & Renovation These are on all day and comprise an expert walking and […]

Ecobuild 2011 is fast approaching on Tuesday 1 March to Thursday 3 March. This is great for DIY people and builders to get the latest Green Building and Sustainable techniques, have a great day out, and learn some new things from the lectures and seminars. Attraction in the lecture series are: Human rights campaigner – […]

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 […]

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 […]


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