Eco Build

  • Upgrade Your Home - Simple Green Home Improvements

Upgrading to an Greener Home

January 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Whether you want to enhance the energy efficiency of your home by making small, yet cost-effective, changes, or if you're about to embark on a home improvement project to make your house greener, either way, [...]

  • Eco Home

​Basic principles & goals of bioclimatic design for the eco & sustainable home

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on ​Basic principles & goals of bioclimatic design for the eco & sustainable home

The terms “green building” or “bioclimatic design” refer to the design of buildings and facilities based on local climate, aimed at providing thermal and visual comfort with minimal consumption of conventional energy while utilising other [...]

  • Energy Efficient Home Design & Top Tricks

Upgrading to an Energy Efficient Home

January 8th, 2021|0 Comments

The concept of energy efficiency has been around for quite a few decades now, but it has only recently caught momentum. With global warming and depletion of our natural resources, we have become acutely aware [...]

  • Indoor Air Quality

What is Indoor Air Quality? Why it matters.

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on What is Indoor Air Quality? Why it matters.

In our fast-paced lifestyles, we have become used to working long hours behind four walls – whether our work is in a corporate sector, the food industry, the public health domain, or practically anywhere. [...]

  • Limewash and whitewash on exterior walls

What is Limewash and where can I use it?

July 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Our guide to understanding what lime wash is, the history and traditional uses, as well as what is available and how to use. If you are looking for something particular, please use the jump [...]

  • Eco Green Home Architecture

Green Futures: Eco Friendly Architecture Grows Up

March 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Green Futures: Eco Friendly Architecture Grows Up

Modern buildings have a bad reputation, and it's easy to see why. From the brutalist concrete shells of the 1960s to the materialist excess of the 1980s, right up to the wave of cheap, [...]

  • Straw Bale House Build

Straw Bale House Build: The Bricks of the Future?

March 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Straw Bale House Build: The Bricks of the Future?

When most of us hear the idea of a house made of straw, the first thing that comes to mind is the tale of the Three Little Pigs. But with straw now being recognised as [...]

  • Deforestation

Guide: How To Choose Sustainable Woods for the Home

October 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Guide: How To Choose Sustainable Woods for the Home

Why is Deforestation an Issue? Forests are useful to life on earth, including humans, in a number of ways. Perhaps the most important of these is in the way in which they absorb carbon [...]

  • What is Passive House (Passivhaus)

​What is Passive house? (Passivhaus) – We give you the latest low down on this ultra efficient energy contruction.

December 8th, 2014|Comments Off on ​What is Passive house? (Passivhaus) – We give you the latest low down on this ultra efficient energy contruction.

This construction standard was “rediscovered” in the early 90s by the German physicist Wolfgang Feist, who worked, studied and built in 1991 in the city of Darmstadt, southwest of Frankfurt, the first modern Passive House. [...]