Inspiration and advice for your building project
A pace setting eco home created after a planned retro fit became a complete demolition and rebuild.
Mark Brinkley demystifies the baffling process of specifying insulation for walls
We look at the improved energy efficiency of timber frames, and what makes them a great build system for any self build eco home
Monique and Laurence Steijger’s super-insulated new eco-friendly timber frame house cost less than £200,000 to build and requires no central heating.
Insulation is the most single important element for energy efficiency, and a key element in reducing energy bills. There are several reasons why it is important to install the correct insulation
For many period properties and conversion projects, insulating on the outside is not an option, so internal wall insulation is the best option, with the least visual impact.
The benefits and issues of insulating the outside of your external walls
Save energy and money by ensuring your walls meet modern standards of insulation
Charlie Luxton looks at a 'fabric first' approach to designing a sustainable home
Low energy doesn't mean lack-lustre design