More than 90 percent of home buyers believe that high levels of insulation and efficient heating and cooling justify a home having a price premium. When it comes to specific home features such as double glazing, solar panels, efficient energy fixtures and water conservation systems, more than half of home buye

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Inside out

Bringing the outdoors in is a rising trend in bathroom design – be it a large window framing lush green foliage, a glass door or louvres opening to the garden or, in this case, a bathroom opening completely to a pond, courtyard or patio. Ok, so this last one is admittedly the dream option, but the key to achievi

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Water heating systems, once installed, have a significant impact on the total energy consumption of the house for many years. It is important therefore to think carefully about the various options available when building a new house, or undertaking major renovations. Water heating typically makes up about 30 perce

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