Apr 01
Green Building Materials

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There are so many criteria to consider when attempting to select a material for a sustainable build. Is the material manufactured in a clean and efficient manner, how far and how energy efficient is the transportation of the raw materials and finished product, is the material mined or collected in a sustainable and non-polluting way and how […]

Oct 29
How To Brighten Up Your Home Before Christmas Day

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Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most creative times of the year, and whilst it is traditional to decorate the inside of your house, it is also the perfect time to turn your attention to the outside areas of your home. With advances in LED lighting and solar powered decorations, there are now more options […]

May 06
Integrated Heating Systems

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Integrated heating systems are increasingly common, across both domestic homes and commercial premises. In this type of system, renewable heat (microgeneration) technologies integrate fully with traditional heating systems such as gas boilers etc. The two energy sources complement each other well and an integrated or bivalent system can offer significant financial and environmental benefits to […]

Apr 01
Krannich Solar UK awarded ‘Top PV Supplier’ status for the second year running

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Krannich Solar UK has once again been awarded a premium seal by independent institute EuPD Research in recognition of their high level of customer satisfaction in the distribution of solar PV components. In an industry survey, carried out by independent institute EuPD Research, installers gave Krannich Solar UK top marks for customer loyalty, satisfaction and […]

Mar 24
Scottish laird takes delivery of Ecoease secondary glazing panels

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Simon, owner of the the A-Listed Craufurdland Castle based near Kilmarnock in Ayreshire, took delivery of a number of Ecoease secondary glazing panels in late 2013 and they are already proving their worth and paying their way. It’s no easy task draught proofing an 800 year old Scottish castle but incumbent Laird Simon Craufurd believes […]

Mar 20
Loowatt Selected as an Exhibitor for the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India

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Loowatt Ltd announced today that they will be an exhibitor at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India event which will be co-hosted by the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March 2014. Loowatt Ltd. will showcase energy-generating waterless toilet technology that aims to help bring sanitation to […]

Mar 10
Kebony wood selected for the world’s first Quiet Mark Treehouse

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Unveiled at the 2014 Ideal Home Show, the Quiet Treehouse has been designed by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses and will be donated for permanent use by Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice in Sussex. Kebony has been working with Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses, John Lewis and Quiet Mark to develop an ambitious tree home made […]

Ventrolla roll out on RIBA product selector and NBS Plus

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Construction professionals will now find it easier to access information about the full range of Ventrolla products and services, following the addition of 7 new product specifications to the RIBA Product Selector and the National Building Specification (NBS) websites. Marketing Manager of Ventrolla, Christian Walker, said: “Specification is a vital part of the design process […]

KBB Show proves a big hit for Häfele’s Krushr recycling system

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Leading design solutions specialist Häfele UK is celebrating success following the 2014 KBB Show in Birmingham this week, where its newly-launched ‘Thinking Inside the Box’ stand concept was exceptionally well-received by visitors. The interactive exhibition stand presented Häfele’s extensive range of innovative products including lighting, handles, electrical accessories, storage solutions, waste systems and essential fixtures […]

Feb 21
Latest US Kebony project at Hunters Point New York City

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Kebony today announces details of its most recent project in the US, Hunters Point South Waterfront Park, New York City, as it extends its US market penetration through its new distribution partner, Pine River Group. Perched on the bank of the East River in New York, the use of Kebony’s sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood […]

Feb 20
Innovation set to make sandbags obsolete

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A highly effective, eco-friendly alternative to the sandbag has been invented and is on sale now. Billed as the most important development in emergency flood protection since the invention of the sandbag, two products – the Hydrosack and Hydrosnake – create a highly efficient barrier to the threat of floodwater in residential and commercial properties. Once […]

Feb 17
Ventrolla launches new secondary glazing windows website

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Ventrolla has launched a new website, offering expert help and advice on choosing the right secondary glazing solution for your property. Featuring news of Ventrolla’s new discreet secondary glazing systems, the website answers all possible questions about these innovative glazing products and the many benefits they offer. Certified in waterproofing, air permeability, acoustic and thermal savings, […]

Jan 15
Hemp and straw risky choice for new build homes

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Natural crop-based building materials – such as hemp and straw – are of ‘growing’ interest for the construction of new homes in the UK, a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found. But the report also advises that there are risks associated with using such materials and highlights that at the current time relatively […]

Nov 15
Period Window Specialists Ventrolla: Year in review

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With 2014 just around the corner, David Greaves, Managing Director of Period Window Specialists Ventrolla, looks back on what has been an eventful year for this British business celebrating its 30th birthday. It has seen the company undertake significant investment including the upgrade of its manufacturing capability as well as taking steps to grow its […]

A clearer view on warmer homes, install secondary glazing

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With weather forecasters predicting a long, cold winter and another round of inflation-busting price hikes by energy companies, it seems hard-pressed UK households will be facing another testing few months. One guaranteed and highly cost effective way of keeping your home warm over the winter, as well as reducing bills, is by insulating windows using […]

Aug 13
Sarah Hall Studio: Your Solar Project

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Interested in showcasing solar energy? Make a bold statement with an attractive, highly-visible installation, custom designed for your educational facility, museum, park, corporation or public institution. Sarah Hall Studio has been transforming spaces with solar installations for over 10 years winning many international awards. Elegant, sustainable, and eye-catching, these systems provide a colorful showcase for […]

Jul 24
BRE launches new scheme to help product manufacturers reach new markets

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BRE has launched a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification scheme allowing product manufacturers to communicate their sustainability credentials to customers. A world leader in certifying sustainable products, BRE has launched the scheme to offer a comprehensive package of services in line with the new EN 15804 standard to help product manufacturer to access European […]

Jan 02
PRODUCT: Pane for pain, the best bill saver around!

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With E.ON being the last of the big six energy suppliers to announce substantial price hikes for gas and electricity over the winter period, a growing number of UK households are turning to insulation methods such as secondary or third glazing to reduce their bills. Ecoease Secondary glazing, or in some cases third glazing, is […]

Aug 06
PRODUCT: Brighten up your home for less with energy saving lighting

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Are you looking to brighten up your home for less and reduce your energy costs? Leading online lighting website Value Lights has a range of stylish and energy saving lighting for the home. Value Lights specialises in providing homeowners with high quality discount lighting. All its lights are in stock and delivery is free. Below […]