Bridlington Receives Kitchen Waste Recycling Bins

kitchen waste recyclingResidents of Bridlington in Yorkshire are to be used to try out a scheme that has already proved hugely successful in many other areas of the country. 22,000 residents will all receive a new 7 litre mini bin that will be used to house food scraps and left-overs which are then put in big brown bins to be recycled rather than being sent to landfill.

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Filed under: Greening Your Home,Kitchen & Bathroom Installation/Design - posted by Alex on March 23, 2011

New Radiant Boiler Range Launched By Extraheat Ltd

boiler systemA brand new range of wall and floor condensing boilers are being launched by Radiant in the UK through the Extraheat Ltd brand.

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Filed under: Central Heating Specialists,Greening Your Home - posted by Danny on March 16, 2011

Wyevale’s 120 Stores To Stop Recycled Plant Pot Service

plastic plant potsThe Garden Centre Group, formerly known as Wyevale, has completely stopped their recycling service for plant pots, due to difficulties further down the recycling line.

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Filed under: Garden Services,Greening Your Home - posted by Nathan on March 1, 2011

Solar Panel Installation Training Academy To Open In Wrexham

solar panelled roofThe renewable energy market is currently gathering momentum, and by 2015 the sector is estimated to be worth a staggering £500 million a year. With this in mind, a new training academy has been announced in Wrexham,  to be run by Sharp Solar.

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Filed under: Greening Your Home,Roofers - posted by Gary on February 15, 2011

Scottish Government Extend Boiler Scrappage Scheme

boiler scrappage schemeThe Scottish Government has made a positive step in turning the country green by adding an additional £1m worth of funding through the boiler scrappage scheme. The move complements the competitive uptake of vouchers from the previous year’s scrappage scheme which was officially launched in March 2010. Read more…

Filed under: Central Heating Specialists,Greening Your Home - posted by Danny on February 6, 2011

Rochdale Tradesmen Trained for Green Building Technology

solar panelled roof Over thirty tradesmen are being trained in installing greener equipment into homes in Rochdale by using a house intended for demolition.

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Filed under: Greening Your Home,Roofers - posted by on January 27, 2011

British Gas and Rockwool to Insulate Historic British Heritage Buildings

Edwin. 11 via FlickrHampton court Palace, the tower of London, Buckingham and Kensington palace are  due to be made ‘green’ , thanks to a  massive project to reduce bills and ultimately carbon footprints; which are excessive due to the old age of the buildings.

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Filed under: Builders,Greening Your Home - posted by Nikki on November 17, 2010

Controversial Coalition Government Incentive to Invest in Carbon Capture and Storage Plants

americaspower via FlickrThe Coalition Government is under pressure to impose a domestic energy bill levy for investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plants.

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Filed under: Central Heating Specialists,Greening Your Home - posted by Paul B on October 16, 2010

Bristol Leads The Way With Green Property Renovation

Source: Giles Douglas via FlickrTo promote trying to make homes eco-friendly, more than 50 homes in Bristol will open their doors for members of the public to visit in order to demonstrate how to reduce domestic energy consumption and eco-retrofit older properties. The open houses will be part of the UK’s Open House Month and will take place on 11–12th of September 2010.

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Filed under: Builders,Greening Your Home - posted by Danny on August 23, 2010

DIY Becoming Big Hit For Women

Source: alancleaver_2000 via FlickrA survey by DIY chain giant B&Q showed that ¾ of women are now downing kitchen utensils and picking up the tool box to tackle DIY problems around their homes from decorating the house, putting up shelves, fitting laminate floors and even tackling small plumbing jobs. They report that the sudden change of heart is down to the recession, with the need to save pennies becoming a hell of a lot greater. Read more…

Filed under: Greening Your Home - posted by on July 24, 2010
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