Category Archives: Eco

How energy efficient is your boiler?

This website will tell you. Boilers/co.uk You need to know the make and model. Compare your current boiler and your planned new one -
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Fully solar house

First fully solar house? And here it is on rightmove The vendor is aiming to achieve Zero carbon performance. However, it will not be known whether this status has been achieved until the monitoring process is complete. In the event … Continue reading
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Home energy check

Do yourself a home energy check - The Home Energy Check is a unique tool backed by the expertise of the Energy Saving Trust. It’s important to note, in calculating your energy use the HEC makes assumptions about your home, … Continue reading
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How to recycle old paint

Got half a tin of paint in the cupboard that you're never going to use again? If you're having a clear out whilst getting reading to move you should perhaps think about keeping the paint if it's still being used … Continue reading
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Selling your house if you have solar panels

An interesting guide to selling your house if you have solar panels installed. Published: February 2012 I have seen a couple of houses with solar panels on rightmove but haven't seen anything in the details about them!
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Get toasty with a wood burning stove!

Wood burning stoves at B&Q - they have this 5kw one that's quite cute and under £500. They have lots of models including some very modern styled ones and multi fuel stoves. If you'd like to read my friend Nikki's … Continue reading
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Eco property website

Want to buy an eco house? This green moves site only lists eco friendly properties
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With solar or without

This house is for sale and has solar panels. An interesting line in the details though: The present owners have installed solar panelling which would be available to a purchaser under a separate negotiation. Whilst I like the idea of … Continue reading
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Solar Protection Blinds

I was recently reading about thermal blinds that are designed to keep the heat in, and thought what a good idea they are. At 247Blinds they have Solar Protection Blinds which are dual purpose - they help keep the sun's … Continue reading
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How to make your house warmer

Chilly this morning and it's got me thinking about how you can make your house warmer. If you've got a listed building or are in a conservation area you might not be allowed standard double glazing (or triple glazing!) so … Continue reading
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