This September may have been the driest since UK weather records began, but the rain-dance was called off this week when we were inundated with autumn showers. Excitingly, we are now about a month away from completion of our eco build project. This week saw the delivery of our rainwater harvesting (RWH) tanks, monster great containers […]
Our most recent ‘Which Way is Green?’ dilemma has thrown up a frustrating lack of choice in the UK when it comes to ‘healthy’ building products. Having set our hearts on a gorgeous Botticino honed marble which we sourced ourselves instead of using an ‘off the shelf’ Baufritz flooring, we also needed to source a […]
We’re writing this post with some trepidation. You see, we’re going to put our necks on the line and try to define what we mean by a ‘zero carbon home’. From our own reading on the subject, a clear definition seems elusive. Those that do exist are often open to interpretation. Over the coming months […]
To mark Earth Hour on Sat 29th March 2014 when millions of people across the world will switch off lights for an hour at 8.30pm local time in a massive show of concern for the environment, we wanted to tell our followers that Sky House Sussex will be using an innovative lighting control system, Lutron, to save […]
This week we’ve been selecting the interior design and it’s been a huge thrill to dream up visions of how everything will look. We’re just at the beginning of this creative odyssey and already we’re enjoying imagining which aspects of this ‘Grand Designs’ luxury guest house our visitors will love the most. On our shopping list […]
We love our poochy pals but we’re building a virtually air tight house. Why should that matter, you might say? Because it begs a question: should a new-build house dictate the way you live or support your lifestyle? This little stumbling block cropped up whilst we visited Baufritz’s factory in Germany for our week of sampling. We’re […]
Ho ho ho! Have you been good this year? Bath tub, fridge freezer or new kitchen cupboards on your wish list? Santa got into the green spirit this year and gave away recycled goodies – check out these pics: The 60 year old bungalow and summer house were well worn properties but there were many […]
Check out this link for practical advice on zero carbon living from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).