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Solar Battery Storage Explained

1. What is a battery energy storage system? A battery energy storage system is a rechargeable battery system. It can store electric energy from different sources, including solar PV panels and the electric grid, for people to use later. Battery storage can be very useful for the average household. It can allow householders to store […]

How to Compare Roofing Quotations

Comparing Roofing Quotations – How to Compare Apples with Apples, Not Bananas It can be quite a challenge comparing quotations for any home improvement, but this is especially true when it comes to roofing, building and renovation works. Contractors may provide quotes which vary widely, and it’s often difficult to understand why and where the […]

7 Ways to Ensure you Find and Choose a Reputable Roofing Contractor

Is there such a thing as a reputable roofing contractor? In an industry with a terrible reputation, you would be forgiven for thinking not. So, just how do you go about finding a contractor who is a good fit for the work you intend to carry out? In a world where vast amounts of information […]

31 Effective Tips to Save Energy at Home

Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly Being more eco-friendly doesn’t have to break the bank. By saving energy at home, you’re doing your bit for the environment and your wallet. There are so many ways, big and small, to save water, gas, and electricity and live a greener lifestyle. So, here’s our list of 31 tips […]

Our Favourite Home Renovation TV Shows

For Property Owners Needing Inspiration A nice change to your home can do a world of good, but it can be hard to know what you’d like done. Perhaps you’re not sure what you can afford — or just in need of some inspiration. If so, we’ve got the perfect list of home renovation TV […]

The Historical Buildings in Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack is over … for now This month, we’ve waved goodbye to our favourite Halifax-based period drama. The first series of Gentleman Jack is now complete, with promises of a second series. These eight episodes have been a hit, featuring some fantastic historical buildings near us and showing Yorkshire off to the world. Set in […]

Zero-Carbon Target Becomes Law in the UK

Cutting Our Greenhouse Gases to Zero The UK has become the first major economy to pass a law for its zero-carbon target. As The Guardian reported this month, the government hopes to cut our greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050, thus ending our contribution to global warming. Theresa May has said: “This country […]

How to Avoid ‘Free Solar Health Check’ Scams

‘Free Solar Health Check’ scams are a common concern for anyone with a solar-panelled roof. We have spoken about this previously on our blog as the scam is now commonplace. If you are approached about a free ‘health check’ service, it is important to be wary. Ask yourself, what is the motive of the company […]

6 Trending Home Renovation Ideas

Boosting Lifestyle and Property Value There’s always a reason to do up a house. Whether you’re moving in, moving out, or just staying put, home renovation can be hugely beneficial to your lifestyle, your bank account, or both. It goes without saying that a smart home renovation can add comfort and pizzazz to your home. […]

Roof Moss Removal: Top Tips & Methods

Once moss starts to grow on a roof, it can spread quickly and might cause damage. Here are some top tips on effective roof moss removal before it does any harm. A moss-covered roof might make your home look as though it belongs in a fairy tale, but it can actually harm the structure of […]

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