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The Low Energy Building

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The Low Energy Building

The Low Energy Build   One of the advantages of a self-build is that you can opt for an energy-friendly design and select the latest energy-efficient systems and technologies without having to resort to a costly energy retrofit. You can then sit back and look forward to years of reduced energy bills and a likely increase in the value of your new home.   The BER is an indication of the energy performance of a dwelling. It is calculated using Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) which measures the construction material used for the property, ventilation, fuel used to provide general...

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How to get your home ready for cold weather

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How to get your home ready for cold weather

Simple Ways To Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather And Save Instantly On Your Energy Bills Looking for Winter energy-saving tips? There are many simple DIY jobs you can do to prepare your home for winter whilst taking the pressure off rising energy bills without a full-blown retrofit. For those of you thinking of investing in a future retrofit, there is good news in the 2022 Budget announcements too. Budget 2022 in Ireland will commit €202 million in carbon tax revenue to fund the SEAI residential and community retrofit schemes and a further €10 million from the Exchequer will be...

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Keep it Cosy for Less With These Latest Portable, Sustainable Home Heating Ideas

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Keep it Cosy for Less With These Latest Portable, Sustainable Home Heating Ideas

Keep your spirits high and your carbon footprint small as the mercury starts to fall. Our range of portable heating solutions will make a smaller dent on your wallet and the planet.As the seasons change and higher energy costs loom this winter, it's a good time to invest in some new more efficient heating options whilst turning in old appliances that may be costing you more to use in the long run. When Does Portable Heating Come In Handy?Portable heating appliances are the obvious way to save on your heating bills by saving you the hassle of heating up large...

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Love Birds & Birdwatching? Love Your Garden? You’ll Love These Birdcare Ideas!

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Love Birds & Birdwatching? Love Your Garden? You’ll Love These Birdcare Ideas!

As the weather starts to cool and your garden begins to mature, you may be inclined to help some of your most prized wildlife visitors to thrive. Birds bring so much joy, song and life to our backyards, so here’s how we can give back…Feeding our Feathered FriendsWhy is it a good idea?Did you know birds use more and more energy gathering food as the weather gets colder? The more we help our local birds survive the coming winter, the more likely we’ll see them breed and re-emerge in Spring.Besides, nothing beats that moment when you savour a mindful moment...

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Winter is coming. Ready to add fuel to the fire?

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Winter is coming. Ready to add fuel to the fire?

How To Source the Right Fuel, Build A Fire, And Keep It Going. As the days grow darker, thoughts turn to Netflix, new seasons of our fav TV shows, and the opportunity to have dinner parties again. Guess what? It all involves cosying up to the fireplace, the stove, the Hearth in your home… It’s time to think about stocking up on fuel for your fireplace. Here’s a great guide for the newbies.   How to Build a Wood Fire A good home fire requires 3 main things to get going. You’ll need to use them in this order : Tinder...

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