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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Snell is a Contributing Editor to Home Building & Renovating Magazine, and he and some other experts are giving some talks at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre off the M4 in west Swindon. So if you are worried your new extension might fall foul of some local Inspector, you’d better get over […]

Eco Workshops are to help self builders, DIY people and renovators understand the green issues affecting them and their projects. Dave Hilton an eco expert is giving a talk, along with many others. This is at Buildstore exhibition centre at Swindon off M4 junction 16 >. For a ticket see here > See also our […]

These proposals were set out a while back but we’ve been busy. The basic scheme is better than people expected with these figures: A feed in tariff (FIT) allows home produced electricity from solar, wind, GSHP or water (etc) to compete on the grid, as national grid supplies are heavily subsidised. Electricity is paid at […]

The UK’s biggest and most extensively supported show for DIY, building, self-build, renovation, remodeling and home improvement. All the services, products, advice, and ideas to help you improve your home, office, garden or business. There are over 450 specialised companies for plot finding, finance, energy saving, wooden frame, gardens, lofts etc. All in one easy […]

The public can get a look at the new US Embassy to be built in Wandsworth London. It is at NLA (New London Architecture – a front for The Building Centre a Council and commercially sponsored educational body for building and DIY). Go to The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT, between Friday […]


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