What is sustainable living and how can you use energy sustainably?
To help us get into this I decided to ask my ten year old step son the same question as the title of this – what is sustainable living and how can you use energy sustainably?
His immediate answer was, ‘I don’t actually know.’
I thought about this and actually considered how many people do indeed have a good understanding of what sustainable living is and how to use energy sustainably.
Most people’s perception of living sustainably probably harks back to the old hippies of the...
External walls insulated plastered and decorated
Recently I have been considering how to improve the thermal performance of older properties, particularly those that are built of a traditional timber frame. The walls of these properties cannot be treated with Government Subsidised Cavity Wall Insulation so I decided to carry out an experiment on my own home, starting a couple of weeks before Christmas with my bedroom – much to my wife’s joy!
A traditional timber framed house is built out of timber studs (in my case these are made of solid oak) faced with timber planks, wired then cement...