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insulate your roof space

With more of us feeling the effects of climate change - rising temperatures and more extreme weather events - so we know we have to do what we can in our own lives to protect the environment. Crucially we need to ensure our homes are insulated and our appliances are the most energy-efficient models.

Garden sheds are best made from wood

Thinking about installing a shed in the garden? Despite a plethora or plastic and metal sheds coming onto the market, timber remains the material most of us prefer, because it's eco-friendly, weathers well and gains in character over time

Black panel internal doors from JB Kind

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring impact, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

Rush Matters makes rugs from rushes

Ok, what's hemp? what's vicuña? ...not sure?..well you need Kay Hill's guide to fibres and fabrics to help you make the most environmentally-friendly choices when buying floor coverings and textiles

Milam Mattress is made from coir and natural latex

A good mattress and bed frame is a major investment, so choose one made from quality natural materials that are sustainable, long-lasting, won't off-gas and can be recycled. And watch out for noxious fire retardant chemicals in mattresses

Madeleine Boulesteix

Madeleine Boulesteix can take a box of unwanted glasses, teacups and jelly moulds and turn them into chandelier that will captivate and delight you for years to come. She talks to Abby Trow about her work

install solar panels

Keen to start playing a more active part in protecting our planet? We have a few easy tips to get you immersed in eco living

Houses need to be well insulated

Temperature wise, winter 2020/21 has on the whole been fairly mild - but next year's might see us plunged into a polar vortex. So if you've not checked up on how your building is insulated, now's a good time to do so

use non plastic products in daily living

You're probably on the case, but if you've been too busy to get down to your eco living due diligence, here are some products to consider switching to help reduce the amount of single-use plastic you buy - and so cut your carbon footprint. And get 'em in the post..useful in these interminable covid days

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