Inspiration and advice for your building project
Tim Pullen totals up the costs and benefits of installing a renewable heating system.
A guide to the different heating options available when off mains. Includes advice on electricity, LPG, biomass, solar thermal and natural gas.
Properly specified, a heat pump can be a powerful source of renewable heating but, alarmingly, in the wrong setup its running costs could be higher than any achievable fuel savings. Tim Pullen explains how to ensure success
The range cooker wasn’t intended for modern homes — and must be planned for in the design of one. Our guide explains how.
How to choose the right one and why cost-effectiveness is really about the fuel you use
This German standard is considered a paragon for low-energy house design, but Tim Pullen asks if the money required to achieve it is better spent elsewhere.