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Maintenance

DIY vs. professional insulation

What sort of insulation can you install yourself - and when might you need to hire a professional do the job properly? Find out more about what's required to install different sorts of acoustic insulation.

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Sustainability
How does solar power work?

How does solar power work?

The sun is the greatest source of energy in our solar system, throwing out heat and light in huge quantities across vast distances to reach us here on Earth. Find out how solar panels work to harness it.

Ventilation
What is passive design?

What is passive design?

Ever noticed that some houses are cooler or warmer than others without relying heavily on powered cooling or heating devices? This usually comes down to clever design...

Maintenance

How to polish floorboards and parquetry

If your floorboards or parquetry floor are looking tired and worn, a good polish may be all that's needed to rejuvenate them.

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