Nigel's Eco Blog

Hi, welcome to Nigel's Eco Store eco blog. Running Nigel's Eco Store is a great opportunity to explore all things resourceful, innovative and eco friendly. Find out more about our business, new products we come across, and the environmental issues we think about. We write fairly regularly on all sorts of environmentally friendly (and other) topics. Please add a comment if you feel the urge - all feedback welcome! nigel-sig1.jpg

7 ways to save energy in Spring

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Nigel

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The daffodils are out and the bluebells and warmer weather are on the way. You may not have the heating on as much, but it’s still worth doing a few easy things to save energy and money at home.

More experiments with making fire without matches

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by Nigel

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A couple of weeks ago, I went on a Fire Making Masterclass led by the brilliant Robert Fallon of Wild Nature.

Since then I’ve been experimenting with making fire without matches, using a fire making kit from Fox and Fire

How can we tackle the UK’s dirty beach problem?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Nigel

Uk beach litter breakdown

The Marine Conservation Society found 101 different types of litter on UK beaches. Today there have been news reports about a big rise in wet wipes in particular…

A guide to… making fire with flint and steel

Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Nigel

Even with our modern tools, making a fire out in the woods or in the middle of a field, is an art that needs a little practice. With a bit of know-how, it’s not too difficult to make a fire without matches, as I’ve been finding out…

How to save up to £60 a month: use these innovative food savers to throw out less food

Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Nigel

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There’s something about all the over-indulging of food and drink during the festive period that makes January feel like a welcome relief – despite the cold weather. But it’s not just the amount we consume that feels a bit over the top, it’s also what we don’t use…

How to install a Loft Store Floor on stilts, to protect your loft insulation

Friday, January 9th, 2015 by Nigel

Watch this video to see how easy it is to install a safe DIY storage deck in your loft that’ll protect your loft insulation without flattening it.

Read this if you’re having problems with your Vektra Vacuum Kettle

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 by Nigel

From time to time, electrical products do go wrong, but sometimes there’s an easy way to fix them… so if you’re having trouble with your Vektra Kettle, and it doesn’t seem to be working, please try these simple tips first…

How to add EndoTherm to your central heating

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 by Nigel

EndoTherm is a central heating additive that could save you up to 15% on your heating bills. Here’s how to install it…

How to check if your Radiator Booster is working, or not

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Nigel

Just received a radiator booster and can’t seem to get it to work? It may be something very simple… read on for an explanation of what to do to get it working.

How to fit Floorboard Gap Seal to stop draughts coming through your floorboards

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Nigel

Wooden floorboards look great, but they can be draughty: in a typical home, 15% of the heat is lost through the floor. This handy video shows how to fit gap seal to stop the draughts…

How to fit an Ecoflap letterbox draught excluder

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Nigel

We get many requests asking how an Ecoflap letterbox draught excluder is fitted. So we’ve put together this handy video, which explains how to do it.

Top 5 Best Buys for Online Shopping this Christmas

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 by Nigel

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We’re delighted to be included in this top 5 from Ethical Consumer.

Here’s a quick way to knock 15% off your heating bills: use Endotherm

Monday, December 15th, 2014 by Nigel


A few weeks ago, a friend was telling me about EndoTherm – a new energy saver that he’s been using, that’s made his home warmer without adding to his heating bills. In fact quite the…

How to decide what to buy this Christmas

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Nigel

Buy Nothing Day

It was Buy Nothing Day a couple of weekends ago… did you notice? It was the day after ‘Black Friday’, when in contrast £810m was spent online in the UK this year…

Fill your house for free: Max McMurdo’s top 3 Christmas upcycling ideas

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Max McMurdo

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Upcycling design expert and regular on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free, Max McMurdo, shares his design ideas for the festive season