General Election retrofit pledges make headlines

General Election retrofit pledges make headlines

Home heating accounts for 17% of all UK carbon emissions, a fact not missed by competing political parties, as we head towards our first election with Climate Change high on the agenda.   Labour’s plan for retrofitting our existing housing stock includes installation of over 6m heat pumps, 5m solar thermal

Fordhall builds one of Britain’s biggest straw bale venues

Fordhall builds one of Britain’s biggest straw bale venues

One of the biggest volunteer-built organic straw-buildings in Britain, and an architectural piece of innovation constructed of just five main materials, is ready to throw open its doors for the first time for youth groups such as Scouts, Guides, care groups as well as weddings.   The Bunkhouse at Fordhall Farm,

Royal Parks learning centre to be eco-friendly

Royal Parks learning centre to be eco-friendly

The Royal Parks has revealed the first designs for a new Learning Centre to be built in Greenwich Park, which includes the generation of new green park space for public use.   The plans are part of ‘Greenwich Park Revealed’, an exciting multi-million-pound project to conserve and enhance Greenwich Park’s historic and

The Rookery – new Build eco-let in Lancashire

The Rookery - new Build eco-let in Lancashire

A professional carpenter and artist husband-and-wife team in Lancashire have generated a profitable business after transforming a derelict lean-to into a sophisticated urban eco-retreat in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Roughlee, East Lancashire.   The Rookery, a detached stone property with grass roof, has plenty of unusual features, as