Archive for the ‘Eco products’ Category

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

food save

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.


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.


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

Monday, December 15th, 2014 by Nigel

endotherm

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

Max McMurdo

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…


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.


A guide to buying…. energy saving kettles

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by Flemmich

Eco Kettle

As demand for eco products grows, so does consumer choice. That’s generally a good thing — more choice means more competition means lower prices — but it sometimes makes it harder to decide which product to buy. Here, we try to make it easier for you by looking at four of the energy saving kettles we stock and explaining their various eco merits…


Ten ways to Do-It-Yourself without it costing the earth

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Flemmich

Earthborn paint

Spring is DIY season. Along with the call of the cuckoo (sadly not as common as it once was), the air is full of the sounds of revving power tools and the swish of paint brushes as DIY enthusiasts leap into action to fix all the annoying things in their homes that have been bugging them all winter. There’s a green way and a not-so-green way of doing DIY, so here are some tips to make sure your home improvement doesn’t cost the earth.


How vintage bicycles inspired a cork product made by men with big axes

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Flemmich

Cork grips

When ex-Dyson designer Gavin Christman was repairing vintage bicycles, he wanted to replicate the original sustainable materials for the handlebars, instead of using plastic and rubber. Which is how cork grips for modern bikes were born…