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There is a series of talks at the British Council, Penang, Malaysia. The Lecture Series is organized by Global Leadership Consultants in collaboration with Asian Global Business, GeorgeTown College and HELP University College. They use the British Council, Penang rooms as they share the building. This talk on 18 March 2010 was about easy green […]

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 […]

We have added a few pages on storage solutions recently, and had some comments that we hadn’t covered storage containers. Our page on storage around the home, office storage and garage storage > has a lot of useful advice and tips on how to reorganise your space. This can also include food storage although we […]

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 […]

Very good 2009 show. Friday was packed, with the talks well attended. Staff at Buildstore, the organisers, said they added more eco exhibits this year in response to last year’s Big Green Home Show. They also added a section outside, the Outdoor Living Zone, to the rear of BuildStore’s National Self Build & Renovation Centre […]

We visited the Serpentine last year – the Pavilion design is an annual challenge for architects and designers. The Frank Gehry design was fantastic, very open and stimulating, possibly as it is like a traditional park bandstand but exploded out. Our friends the great London band Nought played there on the opening night. See also: […]

Go see Spider babies running around video > Just saw these on the shed – very cute. They are all hugging together in a ball, about 2 cm, each spider is about 1.5 mm, if you disturb them at all, they all run off, ie the ball expands and the spiders descend downwards. Then they […]

27 Apr, 2009

Rubber roof cover from Firestone

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: DIY tips|roofing

This is more environmentally friendly than bituminous based products which are also horrible to put on (having done it myself!). Rubber is a natural product and encourages tree planting so can’t be bad. Might get hot in the sun though – a very dark material. Isn’t global warming reduced by having a light roof colour? […]

Working from home save a huge amount of energy. The home office is usually in the (ex) spare room, but now small outdoor buildings, often with one room, can be insulated and heated easily. Wifi means the internet is always on in there. And you get a bucolic view. Also can have cup of tea […]


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