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A Green Roof
A Green Roof
We take a look at green roofs or living roofs: the different types, their components, benefits and the need to green more roofs as part of the sustainable development…...
Carbon Footprints and How to Reduce Them
Carbon Footprints and How to Reduce Them
An introduction to 'Carbon Footprinting', detailing ways in which carbon emissions can be reduced, including the planting of trees and buying carbon credits....
Cob Building
Cob Building
Cob construction is a traditional form or earth building associated with Devon that's found new popularity with the increase in interest in sustainable development....
Eco Friendly Construction Methods and Materials
Eco Friendly Construction Methods and Materials
this article describes the need to use eco-friendly construction methods and materials to improve the health of the planet and our own lives....
Environmentally Friendly, Non Toxic Paint
Environmentally Friendly, Non Toxic Paint
This article describes non-toxic paints as natural paints, defines their composition, labelling and benefits, and emphasises the need to use them to protect human…...
Floods and SuDs: Making Drainage Sustainable
Floods and SuDs: Making Drainage Sustainable
Are SuDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems), the answer to our flooding (and drought) problems and to the sustainability of our drainage infrastructure? We investigate....
Insulation Materials
Insulation Materials
Different types of natural insulation materials and their environmental and health benefits compared to conventional insulation products....
Natural Materials and Biomass Roofing
Natural Materials and Biomass Roofing
This article describes the different types of biomass roofing, how biomass roofs are made, the pros and cons of using biomass along with an assessment of their…...
New Developments: Environmentally Friendly Concrete
New Developments: Environmentally Friendly Concrete
A look at new developments in making building materials, like concrete, more environmentally friendly....
Planning Departments and a Building Conspiracy?
Planning Departments and a Building Conspiracy?
Are alternative building methods being kept from the main stream by planners and legislation? Is the legacy of value in bricks and mortar too strong to change the way…...
Pollution From Construction
Pollution From Construction
This article describes the sources of pollution from the construction industry, and the steps that can be taken to mitigate this problem....
Reclaimed Materials
Reclaimed Materials
How reclaimed materials as used by the building industry, and why they are critical to sustainable development....
Stone vs Brick
Stone vs Brick
Comparing the differences between brick and stone as materials with significant impact upon the environment, this article explores the pros and cons of both....
Using Lime in Building Techniques
Using Lime in Building Techniques
This article explores the benefits of using lime in modern building techniques....
Using Locally Sustainable Materials
Using Locally Sustainable Materials
An introduction to issues surrounding local sustainable building and obtaining sustainable materials, including practical advice and encouragement....
What is Eco Friendly Construction?
What is Eco Friendly Construction?
A definition of the term 'eco-friendly construction' with examples of the range of buildings, some of the features involved, and suggestions on where to find them....
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