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
Heat pumps require specialist installation and expertise to get right — but when they receive both, they tick all the boxes, says Tim Pullen
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
Is it possible to run a house entirely on solar power? Energy expert Tim Pullen visits three new homes which are trailblazing their way to low energy bills
Domestic wind turbines have suffered some bad publicity in recent years. But with the right conditions – and the right size turbine – they may still be a useful way to generate your own green energy, says Tim Pullen
Sustainable building expert Tim Pullen explains how to build an eco home, including how to create a greener home on a budget
Old doesn’t always have to mean cold — but, as Tim Pullen explains, if you’re insulating a period home, then be careful how you approach it. You could end up doing more harm than good
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