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How much might you expect to receive in Renewable Heat Incentive payments
Tim Pullen provides a guide to assessing which types of eco technology are best for you
You’ve decided on solar panels, but which type – hot water or electricity – is best for your home? Tim Pullen weighs up the pros and cons of both options
In the UK we are very privileged with our water supply but due to changing weather patterns and increasing demand we need to start thinking about sustainable solutions. Surely it can’t be sensible to pipe drinking quality water from miles away to simply...
Most self-builders, architects and developers have considered adding a living green roof to their properties. A green roof is the ultimate in sustainability. It all sorts of benefits with it including added insulation, BREEAM credits, stunning good...
I’m sure that most people who are involved with designing or building new properties are familiar with the BREEAM system. It’s a way of measuring a development’s impact on the Environment. BREEAM covers such things as fuel efficiency, wildlife habitat,...
Tim Pullen evaluates how water recycling systems can help minimise water use and waste
After an unusually warm autumn, it seems that Britain might finally be heading for this year’s big freeze. And as the clocks going back – typically temperatures drop – leaving homeowners looking for new ways to weather-proof their homes.
DECC answer your questions on the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive
Tim Pullen looks at the costs of biomass and explains its most suitable applications