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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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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 ...

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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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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Photovoltaic Systems: Solar PV from Ceiba Renewables

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Solar PV by Ceiba Renewables Continuing this month's focus on renewable technologies, this week, we wanted to bring our Self Builders some wisdom on Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Ceiba Renewables, a family run business based in Prestwick, Ayrshire, have kindly given us a great breakdown of everything you need to know about PV. Ceiba offer the design, installation and commissioning of ...
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Air Source Heat Pumps: Everything You Need To Know

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Air Source Heat Pumps - Expert Advice from Global Energy Systems As changes in regulations are now seeing people turn to renewable energy sources, we think it's a good time to teach prospective Self Builders a bit more about what options are available. One of ACA's former Self Build clients, Colin Amor, took a 'fabric first' approach to his project, ...
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Self Build Experts: The UK’s Top 10

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UK's Top Self Build Experts Building your own home requires the right balance of your own ideas, and guidance from professionals who have done it all before. There will be a variety of opinions from a wide range of industries; from architects to builders, and from financing to interior design, your project will require expert instruction at some point along ...
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Maximise Your Renewables: Sunamp Heat Batteries

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How to Get the most from Your Renewable Energy Sources: Sunamp Heat Batteries As specialists in designing extremely energy-efficient homes, at ACA we are often on the lookout for exciting new forms of energy-saving technology. Right on our doorstep in East Lothian, Sunamp design and produce non-toxic, compact Heat Batteries that can store heat from a variety of applications - ...