General Building

Learn more about tips and tricks to building a house from the ground up. These articles cover everything from plumbing and floor plans to flooring and painting

Benefits of a Blue Roof House

David Beart
First conceived as an environmental solution for stormwater management little more than a decade ago, a blue roof is part of a technologically advanced, low-cost system designed to protect our...

Energy Efficient Roof Shingles

Staff
The right roof is essential to designing an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient home. If you’ve got typical shingles or hot asphalt on your roof—as many homeowners do—you could be doing...

Green Roofs for Suburban Homes

Staff
Most people spend time and money trying to remove moss and vegetation from the roofs of their homes. They do so because they consider it to be dirty and ugly,...

Environmentally Friendly Hardwood Flooring

Staff
Hardwood flooring is available in many guises from boards that are suspended above ground to hardwood laminate products that are installed onto a screeded concrete slab. There are veneered wood...

Building a Green Home

Penny Swift
As the global threat of climate change increases and the availability of the planet’s precious natural resources decreases, a growing number of people are doing everything possible to live in...

Pet Friendly Floors

Penny Swift
Hardwearing flooring is an advantage for any home whether you have children, pets or even live on your own without any type of live-in companion. The reasons are threefold: hardwearing...

Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

Penny Swift
There are so many different options when it comes to flooring for our homes, you need to know as much as possible about the advantages and disadvantages of all of...

Environmentally Friendly Carpet

Penny Swift
Soft floor coverings help to warm our rooms and reduce energy bills, but this doesn’t mean that all materials are eco-friendly. So if you are keen to lay an environmentally...