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What is the point of all this? – 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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Designing Your Low Energy Home Using SIPs

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Share this Post Designing Your Low Energy Home Using SIPS In December’s issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine Allan described the advantages and disadvantages of using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for building a low energy home and why you should consider it for your self-build project. In this follow up article, we will present the main features of SIPs and ...
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Planning Approval HBR Magazine Feature – Allan’s Additional Comments

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Share this Post Planning Approval HBR Magazine Feature - Allan's Additional Comments In the July edition of the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Allan shares his experience in the planning approval feature, for one of our current projects in South Devon. We thought it would be useful to recap the article and give further comment on some key areas - which ...
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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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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 ...