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Going back to firewood

Our heat pump reached the end of its life last year.  25 years old, which is better than expected.  It will cost £15,000 to replace.  At our age, in our 80s, not worth doing. So, we are using electric radiators … Continue reading

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The silent threat lurking in British homes

Increasing energy bills have created the perfect conditions for mould Blistering energy prices have created the perfect conditions for the rise of a particular blight across the country. Surveyors have reported a tenfold increase in calls from worried landlords and … Continue reading

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The Future of Architecture and Design

This is from the Institute for the Future By Mark Bryan, Director of Innovation + Research When the pandemic hit, the architecture and design profession felt a twinge of collective anxiety over what this inflection point would mean for our … Continue reading

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