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An Introduction To Passive House Standard – Part 2

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Share this Post An Introduction To Passive House Standard - Part 2 In recent years the term “Passive House” has become more commonly used in the UK, largely as a result of increased media coverage on the radio and television programmes, such as Channel 4’s “Grand Designs”. There is now mounting pressure to reduce our CO² emissions and to become more ...
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An Introduction To Passive House Standard – Part 1

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Share this Post An Introduction To Passive House Standard - Part 1 In recent years the term “Passive House” has become more commonly used in the UK, largely as a result of increased media coverage on the radio and television programmes, such as Channel 4’s “Grand Designs”. There is now mounting pressure to reduce our CO² emissions and to become ...
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Smart Security System For Your Self Build – Interview With Home Control Scotland

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Share this Post Smart Security System For Your Self Build – Interview With Home Control Scotland After investing a big part of your life-savings into building your dream home, the next question that might come to mind is: how to ensure your house is properly secured. It may be sensible to install a security system, and with the current advancements in ...
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Build Your Self Build Eco-Home With Izodom ICF Building Technology – Interview With Econekt

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Share this Post Build Your Self Build Eco-home With Izodom ICF Building Technology – Interview With Econekt The project brief includes the chosen features of your future home. These features will influence the construction method and include aspects such as design, energy-efficiency, the budget and the pace of construction.  For more information regarding construction methods, check our guide here. Today we will focus on one of ...
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Why I Targeted Passive House Standard For My Self-Build Home

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Share this Post Why I Targeted Passive House Standard For My Self-Build Home. Guest blog by Ben Adam-Smith Nearly five years ago I started researching how I might build a house. The exciting part of a self build is that you have a blank canvas and can go off in many directions. It goes without saying that this can quickly become ...

Choosing An Energy-Efficient Water Heating Solution For My Self Build

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Share this Post Choosing an energy-efficient water heating solution for my Self Build - A Guest Blog with David Norris from Magic Box International Every year more and more self-builders decide to invest in green sources of energy when building their homes. By installing renewables you are not only helping to save the environment, but it will allow you to save ...
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Is Underfloor Heating only an Option for a Luxury Self Build? Interview with REHAU

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Is Underfloor Heating only an Option for a Luxury Self Build? Interview with REHAU Choosing the right heating system can be an overwhelming task, with a vast array of solutions available to the self-builder. With the significant increase in energy costs, the real prospect of fuel poverty and the Government's changes in energy regulations, the self builder must make the right ...
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How To Choose Timber Cladding – Top Tips from Glenalmond Timber Company

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How To Choose Timber Cladding - Top Tips from Glenalmond Timber Company Choosing the right cladding is a very important part in every Self Build project. As an exterior finish, its goals are to provide the protection to the main structure of the house and make the building aesthetically appealing. External cladding may last up to fifty years so it ...
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Will Tesla Revolutionise Renewables for the House Industry?

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Will Tesla revolutionise renewables for the house industry? Tesla Motors is an American automaker and energy storage company that strives to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport as well as energy innovation. The brand, which was founded in 2003 by young entrepreneur Elon Musk has just debuted in the Interbrand’s top 100 brands ranking 2016 occupying 100th place. Elon ...
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Designing Your Self Build Heating System – Mollison HPR

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Mollison HPR - Designing Your Self Build Heating System Something that can often be overlooked during the early stages of a Self Build, is a thorough plumbing and heating design. Efficiency is key when it comes to heating systems - and there's a fine line between getting it right, and paying more than you should be for your energy bills. To ...