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Self Build, Zero Carbon and Low Energy Homes – Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen

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Share this Post Self Build, Zero Carbon and Low Energy Homes - Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen I have recently been looking at the One Planet Development (OPD) scheme. This is a Welsh Assembly initiative that encourages and allows people to build a house on agricultural land. Of course, the scheme is surrounded by a plethora of restrictions, ...
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What is the point of a sustainable home? – Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen

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Share this Post What is the point of a sustainable home? - Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen Look up the definition of sustainable and you will find “able to continue over a long period of time”. Another definition will add that it will do little or no harm to the environment. That, in terms of building a house, ...
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National Custom & Self Build Week 2018. What Options Do You Have?

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National Custom & Self Build Week. What Options Do You Have? As a member of NaCSBA (National Custom and Self Build Association), ACA’s mission is to help as many peole realise their dreams, and build their very own 'Grand Design'. We are excited to announce that the National Custom and Self Build Week is taking place from 7th to the 13th ...
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What is the point of building a Passivhaus? – Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen

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Share this Post What is the point of all this? - Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen It almost goes without saying that we are all fans of energy efficiency, be it Passivhaus, fabric first, renewable energy or simply more insulation. But it does raise the question why? The answer might seem obvious, in that we all want to ...
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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 ...