The project is a “European first in mechanical engineering for a single house”, which generates all its own power through the solar array
The Building Regulations have plenty to say about how energy-efficient new homes should be. Paul Hymers explains the essentials
Take a look at these homes that show you don’t have to compromise on looks to build to the Passivhaus standard
If you’re not on gas, choosing a new heating system is complicated. Tim Pullen analyses the costs, paybacks and how the different options stack up
It’s a key ingredient in creating an energy-efficient home with low heat demand, but what exactly does ‘airtightness’ mean in practice? Step in eco expert Tim Pullen to explain, and to provide his tips for achieving an airtight home
Barbara Jones, an expert on building with straw bale, explains why this natural, strong and thermally efficient material could be a cost-effective choice for your self build or extension project
In line with most other things in heating, the options for storing hot water are huge. Tim Pullen explains the choices, and how to find the right one for you
When it comes to insulating floors, it can be tricky to know what kind of insulation you need, especially if you are tackling a renovation project
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