• What are anti mould paints?

Check for mould, it’s far more of a hazard than you think. Indoor Air quality should be your priority!

February 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Check for mould, it’s far more of a hazard than you think. Indoor Air quality should be your priority!

What is Mould? Moulds are a form of fungus. There are many different types, and they can occur both indoors and outdoors. They spread by releasing spores into the air which are carried by wind [...]

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Upgrading to an Greener Home

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Upgrading to an Greener Home

Whether you want to enhance the energy efficiency of your home by making small, yet cost-effective, changes, or if you're about to embark on a home improvement project to make your house greener, either way, [...]

  • Eco Home

​Basic principles & goals of bioclimatic design for the eco & sustainable home

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on ​Basic principles & goals of bioclimatic design for the eco & sustainable home

The terms “green building” or “bioclimatic design” refer to the design of buildings and facilities based on local climate, aimed at providing thermal and visual comfort with minimal consumption of conventional energy while utilising other [...]

  • Energy Efficient Home Design & Top Tricks

Upgrading to an Energy Efficient Home

January 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Upgrading to an Energy Efficient Home

The concept of energy efficiency has been around for quite a few decades now, but it has only recently caught momentum. With global warming and depletion of our natural resources, we have become acutely aware [...]

  • The Dangers of Chemical Exposure to the Painter and Decorator from Petrochemical House Paints

The Dangers of Chemical Exposure to the Painter and Decorator from Petrochemical House Paints

January 8th, 2021|Comments Off on The Dangers of Chemical Exposure to the Painter and Decorator from Petrochemical House Paints

Introduction to chemical exposure for painters and decorators. Household paints are undoubtedly one of the most integral visual components of a building. A good combination of colour accents and nice, even coats can enhance the [...]

  • Eco Friendly Jargon

Confused about the Eco-Friendly Terminology and Jargon?

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Confused about the Eco-Friendly Terminology and Jargon?

Over time, the world has become increasingly more conscious of a need to protect and preserve the environment. People are more environment-conscious now than they have ever been before. With this awareness, several new [...]

  • What is spray foam insulation for the home and is it worth it

What is spray foam insulation for the home and is it worth it?

July 16th, 2020|Comments Off on What is spray foam insulation for the home and is it worth it?

The importance of home insulation cannot be understated. Having your home insulated is a great way to increase the energy efficiency of the household, decrease the electricity bill, and basically create a comfortable living [...]

  • What is a vapour barrier for you home

What is water vapour & vapour barriers and how can it affect my home?

July 16th, 2020|Comments Off on What is water vapour & vapour barriers and how can it affect my home?

Practically everyone is familiar with the three states of water: solid, liquid, and gas. Water, in its gaseous state, is an integral component of air that we know as water vapour. The percentage of [...]

  • What is airtightness - Thermal Image showing heat escape from a house

What is home air tightness? Airtightness Membrane: Essentials of an Eco Home

July 12th, 2020|Comments Off on What is home air tightness? Airtightness Membrane: Essentials of an Eco Home

Nowadays, people are becoming increasingly aware of the need to create energy-efficient buildings because of their long-term impact on human health, environment, and finances. One of the features that go into constructing such a [...]

  • What is home condensation

Condensation in Homes – Causes, dangers and what you can do about it

July 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Condensation in Homes – Causes, dangers and what you can do about it

Condensation is a phenomena that we are all too familiar with –from fogging up the glass windows with our breath in the winters as kids, to watching it occur on the bathroom mirror after [...]

  • What is thermal insulation

Home Thermal Insulation – Why does your home need thermal insulation?

July 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Home Thermal Insulation – Why does your home need thermal insulation?

If you're thinking of having your home insulated, or even re-insulated, there are a lot of factors you need to account for before you do. Thermal insulation is vital for a home to make [...]

  • Home Ventilation System HRV

What is a Heat Recovery Ventilation system and do I need one?

July 7th, 2020|Comments Off on What is a Heat Recovery Ventilation system and do I need one?

If you are looking for ways to optimise the energy efficiency of your home in order to cut back and save on heating costs, then you should definitely look into installing a Heat Recovery [...]

  • What is wall breathability

What is Wall Breathability, and how does breathable paint help?

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on What is Wall Breathability, and how does breathable paint help?

What is wall breathability? Anyone who has done even a little research on sustainable buildings, or looked into designs that diverge from the mainstream ones, is sure to have come across the term ‘wall [...]

  • Indoor Air Quality

What is Indoor Air Quality? Why it matters.

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on What is Indoor Air Quality? Why it matters.

In our fast-paced lifestyles, we have become used to working long hours behind four walls – whether our work is in a corporate sector, the food industry, the public health domain, or practically anywhere. [...]

  • Limewash and whitewash on exterior walls

What is Limewash and where can I use it?

July 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on What is Limewash and where can I use it?

Our guide to understanding what lime wash is, the history and traditional uses, as well as what is available and how to use. If you are looking for something particular, please use the jump [...]

  • Eco Green Home Architecture

Green Futures: Eco Friendly Architecture Grows Up

March 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Green Futures: Eco Friendly Architecture Grows Up

Modern buildings have a bad reputation, and it's easy to see why. From the brutalist concrete shells of the 1960s to the materialist excess of the 1980s, right up to the wave of cheap, [...]

  • Straw Bale House Build

Straw Bale House Build: The Bricks of the Future?

March 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Straw Bale House Build: The Bricks of the Future?

When most of us hear the idea of a house made of straw, the first thing that comes to mind is the tale of the Three Little Pigs. But with straw now being recognised as [...]

  • Deforestation

Guide: How To Choose Sustainable Woods for the Home

October 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Guide: How To Choose Sustainable Woods for the Home

Why is Deforestation an Issue? Forests are useful to life on earth, including humans, in a number of ways. Perhaps the most important of these is in the way in which they absorb carbon [...]

  • What is Passive House (Passivhaus)

​What is Passive house? (Passivhaus) – We give you the latest low down on this ultra efficient energy contruction.

December 8th, 2014|Comments Off on ​What is Passive house? (Passivhaus) – We give you the latest low down on this ultra efficient energy contruction.

This construction standard was “rediscovered” in the early 90s by the German physicist Wolfgang Feist, who worked, studied and built in 1991 in the city of Darmstadt, southwest of Frankfurt, the first modern Passive House. [...]

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