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how to work out the carbon footprint of your home (and how to reduce it)

Carbon footprint

As the @EPA argues, “Many of our daily activities cause emissions of greenhouse gases. For example, we produce greenhouse gas emissions from burning gasoline when we drive, burning oil or gas for home heating, or using electricity generated from coal, natural gas, and oil.” In fact, almost everything you do in your home adds to […]

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Our top 3 energy saving tips for summer

Summer tips

Though most of us use less energy during the summer months, the majority of households in the UK could reduce their consumption even further by taking a few simple steps. By changing a few of your habits at home, you could slash your summer bills, do your bit for your local environment, and teach your […]

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Some surprising uses for conservatories

Relax in your conservatory

As @homes_antiques says, “many of us long for a little extra space at home but are reluctant or unable to splash out on a full extension. The addition of a conservatory, however, comes as a welcome halfway house, offering a versatile space at an affordable price.” With this extra space, comes the opportunity to re-jig […]

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Can new windows suit an older property and vice versa

House and windows

Period properties are enduringly popular with buyers of all ages. From Victorian terraced houses to Georgian townhouses, from country cottages to rural manors – period features and classic architectural consistently style come right at the top of the housing wish list. Though period properties are elegantly designed and beautiful to look at, they’re not always […]

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Double glazing grants explained

Double glazing

Installing double glazing in your home can make a big difference to its energy efficiency. According to the Energy Saving Trust, homeowners could save up to £175 a year by replacing their old single glazed windows with new energy efficient models. With the cost of heating your home likely to go up in the future, […]

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