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


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

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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


How to knock 15% off your heating bills

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Nigel

Endotherm saves 15% on your heating bills

EndoTherm is a new and unique central heating additive that’ll save up to 15% on your heating bill…


Go visit the most eco friendly houses in Brighton

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by Nigel

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If you’re a green building enthusiast, and want to see how other people have made their homes as eco friendly as possible, it’s worth a visit to the Eco Open Houses in Brighton and Hove, they’re open this month.


How I’m going to make rope from wild plants

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Nigel

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This weekend I’m planning to make rope and string from wild grasses.

The invention of cordage was one of the more ingenious ideas ancient humankind had: taking weak, short pieces of fibrous material and turning them into strong extended lengths…


Baskets, trees and bees: our new eco bushcraft courses

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Nigel

Wild Grass Basket Making

A few months ago I went to a rather quirky talk about camping on roundabouts. The speaker had discovered roundabouts untouched for so long they’d become quiet, wild spaces. “Great for camping on,” he said…


The 10 most influential eco women

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Flemmich

Ellen MacArthur

There have been and are thousands of women who have been instrumental in fighting to protect the environment, whether it be by direct action, tree planting or by driving sustainability in business. Here we pick 10, in no particular order, who did do or are doing a great job.


How wifi could be harming your health

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 by Nigel

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There’s a lot of stuff in the press about the impacts of radio waves from devices such as wifi routers and mobile phones. Most of it is confusing and contradictory, so I decided to carry out some investigation of my own. It was all going well until I bought a pendant that was supposed to protect me…


10 ways you can help save bees

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Nigel

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Bees matter. Most fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as food crops for farmed animals, depend on bees. But bees are in crisis. Their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. Here’s 10 things you can do to help save bees…


Six ways to save water in your garden

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by Flemmich

6 ways to save water in the garden

With gardening season upon us, it’ll soon be time to start watering the garden. Whether it turns out to be a hot, dry summer or a more mild, wet one, it’s important to use water as efficiently as possible. Here are six top ways to reduce water use and keep your garden looking great.