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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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Penang is a UNESCO world heritage city but has an over supply of high rise condos while many old buildings are left to rot, or even worse, turned into swift houses (or swifthouses) (where swifts are factory farmed for bird nest soup ingredients – the nest – in old buildings that no one can afford […]

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 […]

This opens today, if you still want to go you can still register for free at Register for EcoBuild 2010 >

World’s biggest event for sustainable green building, DIY, architecture, and living. 2 – 4 March 2010 at Earls Court London. Ecobuild has: 100 free seminars 1000 suppliers’ stands Conference with famous people Speakers include Joan Ruddock, lots more Cityscape & Ecobuild Installer – for builders, DIY fans and developers Commentators at Ecobuild Arena Sponsored by […]

Great piece in Scientific American about a plan to replace fossil fuels completely by 2030. Achievable with political will, if not capsized by vested interests of oil, coal, gas, car companies. I will add a proper article in our main web site when I get around to it (sense of urgency huh!) – and maybe […]


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