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- Today is @WorldBakingDay! Are you a traditional #MaryBerry or a modern #LorrainePascale when it comes to baking your favourite sweet treats? 13 hours ago
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Posts by Matt K.
With rising energy bills and greater awareness about the impact of our carbon footprints, it’s no surprise that many homeowners across the UK are taking steps to make their houses more eco-friendly – but what about our gardens?
With a few changes, you can turn your plot into a productive and environmentally friendly space – here are our top tips on how to make the most of your garden this spring.Will Merydith on Flickr View all of this post > Read more »
For many in the UK, home energy efficiency is now a top priority. Whether you’re buying or selling, reducing your carbon footprint or simply cutting your energy bills down to size, keeping an eye on your energy usage could prove to be beneficial in the long term.
Home Energy efficiency ratings
The energy efficiency of your home is rated using an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Originally introduced as part of the Home Information Pack (HIP), the EPC is now a stand-alone guide to a home’s energy efficiency, and uses an A to G ratings system, with A being the most energy efficient and G being the least.Read more »
Energy efficiency can be a confusing subject to get to grips with, with a number of buzzwords and jargon terms that can sometimes prove a barrier for homeowners considering making their homes more efficient. To help you tackle the technical terms, here’s a brief jargon-busting guide to the key things you need to know.Read more »
Environmental issues have risen to the forefront of the public consciousness – and the political agenda – in recent years, with everyone from car manufacturers to airlines trying to woo customers with their green credentials. One industry that has really embraced the eco-revolution is architecture, and there are now thousands of environmentally friendly properties dotting the British landscape – here’s a top five list of the most innovative eco-homes in the UK.Read more »
With housing in short supply and some banks still reluctant to lend large mortgage sums, building your own home could seem like an attractive option. Not only is building a house from scratch – or redeveloping an existing dilapidated property – potentially cheaper than conventional buying, it also gives you the chance to live in a home that’s designed entirely to your tastes, which can be hugely rewarding – as long as you’re prepared to put in the hard work. If you’re considering building your own home this year, here are a few basic tips to help you along the way.Read more »
March may have seen the winter cold snap extended for another month but in the virtual realms of blogging, things were heating up. With Easter marking the close of another month and spring cleaning still on the agenda, we found plenty of inspirational articles to fill our top ten list.Read more »
Whether you’re lucky enough to have growing space on your own land or have the use of an allotment, there are few things in life more rewarding than sitting down to a dinner made from your very own veg. With spring just around the corner, now is a great time for us to start thinking carefully about getting outside and planting some veg to enjoy throughout the months ahead.
Here, we’ll take a look at some of the vegetables which are easily grown at home and coming into season shortly:Read more »