Check for mould, it’s far more of a hazard than you think. Indoor Air quality should be your priority!
What is Mould? Moulds are a form of fungus. There are many different types, and they can occur both indoors and outdoors. They spread by releasing spores into the air which are carried by wind [...]
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 [...]
Introduction to chemical exposure for painters and decorators. Household paints are undoubtedly one of the most integral visual components of a building. A good combination of colour accents and nice, even coats can enhance the [...]
Over time, the world has become increasingly more conscious of a need to protect and preserve the environment. People are more environment-conscious now than they have ever been before. With this awareness, several new [...]
The importance of home insulation cannot be understated. Having your home insulated is a great way to increase the energy efficiency of the household, decrease the electricity bill, and basically create a comfortable living [...]
Practically everyone is familiar with the three states of water: solid, liquid, and gas. Water, in its gaseous state, is an integral component of air that we know as water vapour. The percentage of [...]
Nowadays, people are becoming increasingly aware of the need to create energy-efficient buildings because of their long-term impact on human health, environment, and finances. One of the features that go into constructing such a [...]
Condensation is a phenomena that we are all too familiar with –from fogging up the glass windows with our breath in the winters as kids, to watching it occur on the bathroom mirror after [...]
If you're thinking of having your home insulated, or even re-insulated, there are a lot of factors you need to account for before you do. Thermal insulation is vital for a home to make [...]
If you are looking for ways to optimise the energy efficiency of your home in order to cut back and save on heating costs, then you should definitely look into installing a Heat Recovery [...]
What is wall breathability? Anyone who has done even a little research on sustainable buildings, or looked into designs that diverge from the mainstream ones, is sure to have come across the term ‘wall [...]
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 [...]
A beneficial way of helping our cities to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change is utilising green space. Green roofs are and will be an increasingly important technology. The ecosystems services that [...]
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. [...]