Over the past few years, for various reasons, the price of building materials has soared and with it, the price of renovating a home. Now that we are in the midst of a ‘cost of living’ crisis, people are turning to cheaper methods for renovation – or putting the big jobs off entirely.
Have you ever wondered what era your home was built in? We’ve written a blog to help you find the answer and to discover the features that make your home part of the UK’s architectural landscape.
If you’re looking to save money and do your bit for the environment at the same time, consider making some quick and cost-efficient changes in your home. In this blog we show you five easy ways to save energy (and money!) with some low-cost kit that you can easily find at your local hardware store or online – search around and they can be found for under £20.
Improving the energy efficiency of your home not only helps to conserve the world’s natural resources but also saves you money too. From quick wins to improve your efficiency in a flash to long-term projects that reap huge rewards, we’ve rounded up the five best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
We’re starting our series with Copenhagen, the Danish capital and one of Scandinavia’s — and indeed, Europe’s — coolest conurbations. With its extensive bike networks, commitment to renewable energy and green-friendly hotels, it’s a city with sustainability at its heart. Add to this some pretty impressive architecture, striking design credentials and a truly impressive culinary landscape, it’s no wonder it receives the title of a ‘modern-day fairy tale’.
In recent years the motivation to reduce our impact on the planet has rapidly accelerated, with groups like Extinction Rebellion making international news and long-time climate change activists calling for immediate action. We already know that the way we currently live causes irreparable damage to the planet, and that something must be done to reduce carbon emissions, the use of plastics and other non-recyclable materials in everyday life and to conserve a better way of living to protect the Earth from further harm.