Landlord EPC obligations: what you need to know

April 25th, 2019 by

Introduction By reading this article you will understand what an energy performance certificate (EPC) is and why every rented property must have one. Furthermore, you will also learn what the penalties are if you are found to not be meeting regulations relating to EPCs. What is an energy performance certificate? The certificate shows how energy […]

How much wind power does the UK generate?

April 9th, 2019 by

In 2017, the UK was accountable for creating more than half of Europe’s off-shore wind power, but the UK wants to build more to meet its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions as part of the United Nation’s Paris Agreement. Renewable Energy Power stations, such as coal-fired plants, are becoming a thing of the past as […]

The worst and best home improvements to keep your neighbours on side

January 18th, 2019 by

Imagine this: you have an idea that you genuinely believe is amazing, only for others to swiftly shoot it down. That can happen a lot, but sometimes we are able to implement our ideas before they are shot down. In some cases, this may lead to others being annoyed at what you’ve done as it […]

What is the value of improving your homes EPC rating?

January 16th, 2019 by

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives your home a rating (or score) from G to A, with G being the worst and A being the best. Every property must have one of these if it is sold or rented as they are a legal requirement and give potential buyers and tenants a guide on how […]

Cavity Wall Insulation Damp Problems & How To Avoid It

October 30th, 2018 by

Cavity wall insulation is an excellent solution to reducing your energy bills by making your home more energy efficient. This makes it very attractive to homeowners, especially considering there are a lot of grants that allow eligible homeowners to get the insulation for free. However, issues can arise and the biggest threat is damp. Should […]

Earth Overshoot Day – 1st August 2018

October 2nd, 2018 by

Each year humanity consumes natural resources produced by the Earth and the Earth Overshoot Day marks the point each year at which we consume more resources than the earth can regenerate. In 1970, Earth Overshoot Day came on December 29th, in 2000 it came September 23rd, and this year, 2018, it came on August 1st. […]

Greenhouse Gas and Emmisions: Are we doing enough?

October 2nd, 2018 by

The UK has an obligation to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and in particular CO2 emissions by 50% before 2025 and then 80% by 2050, but will we succeed?   What are greenhouse gasses? Greenhouse gasses are compounds which keep the earth’s surface warmer than it would be if they were not present by trapping […]

Cavity Wall Insulation Grants & How To Apply

September 24th, 2018 by

There are many grants available for households throughout the UK to cover the cost of cavity wall insulation, but not enough has been done to promote their existence. Cavity wall insulation is an excellent way to prevent heat escaping from your home and will save you money as you require less energy to achieve the […]

What’s The Easiest Ways To Heat Your Home?

September 12th, 2018 by

The UK is well-known for its unpredictable weather. One day you could be hosting a BBQ in your garden and the next day you’re wrapping yourself up in blankets to keep warm inside. What does this mean? Simply put, having the right heating system in your house is vital if you want a happy household. […]

Prevent Heatstroke in your Dog

July 30th, 2018 by

With recent bank holidays reaching record-breaking heats as well as increasing summer temperatures, it is important to make sure we take care of our dogs to prevent our beloved dogs getting heatstroke. Heatstroke affects tens of thousands of dogs every year in the UK, this can result in your pup being out of action for […]