Tim is an expert in sustainable building methods and energy efficiency in residential homes.
Not sure where you fall on the 'open fire vs log burner' debate? We take a look at what you need to know about both options so you can make the right choice for your home
Did you know reed beds offer a natural, eco-friendly system for waste water treatment? Find out how they work with this guide
Considering building an eco house? There are several ways you could approach your project. We examine the options and explore what you need to know
Natural insulation ensures your home's green credentials remain in tact while improving its thermal efficiency. These are the key types you need to know
Underfloor heating is one of the most effective and efficient ways of heating your home. This guide explores everything you need to know about wet UFH systems
Passivhaus is the gold standard in low energy, eco friendly homes. In this guide, we look at how to meet these standards and whether it's worth the additional expenditure
Ground source heat pumps are a renewable technology that can replace a gas boiler in heating your home. Find out more with our comprehensive guide
The Future Homes Standard will come into effect in 2025 and set energy efficiency standards for new homes and extenders
Bioethanol fireplaces provide heat and a brilliant focal point without some of the drawbacks of traditional woodburning stoves. Find out more with this guide to bioethanol fuels
For the right property, secondary glazing could be the perfect way to make your windows more energy efficient. We weigh up the pros and cons, and value for money it offers
SAP calculations are a critical part of your new build (and some extensions) meeting Building Regs. But what exactly are they?
What is an EPC? Our sustainability expert Tim Pullen covers the basics, and offers advice on useful they are to home buyers and self builders
Rainwater harvesting is a great choice for those wanting to improve their home's eco credentials - but what kind of system should you choose?
Green roofs look great and provide additional benefits for your home when specified correctly. Our experts look at the practicalities of planting your rooftop and how to make sure it thrives
Internal wall insulation needs to be carefully considered before installation, but it could help you to make big savings on your heating bills. Here’s what you need to know
A biomass boiler offers a great renewable and sustainable heat solution but it comes at a price. We bring you the lowdown
Heat pumps require specialist installation and expertise to get right — this introductory guide explains what you need to know
Is retrofit underfloor heating a good choice for a renovation project? Energy-efficiency expert Tim Pullen looks at the pros and cons of this popular option
Underfloor heating installation could be handled by a competent DIYer – simply follow this step-by-step guide
In the right setting, and installed by the right professional, spray foam insulation can be a good choice
The technology for heating controls in our homes is advancing rapidly, says energy efficiency expert Tim Pullen. Discover what options are available and how they will impact your bills
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