Eco Heroes: 9 Green Products to Consider in Your Self Build

a UK self build made using cradle to cradle certified ecococon panels
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Eco heroes in the world of self build and renovation are coming to the fore as we look to find more sustainable ways to build and run our homes.

Creating an eco house can mean different things to different people. Perhaps you’re set on including natural materials or keen to reduce the carbon footprint of your home? Or, maybe your aim is to create a low-energy home, which is not just kind to your purse in the long-run, but to the planet, too. In many respects, creating a greener home is about all of the above and more.

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside. 

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