Cost & Finance

Building Costs and Finance can be the pitfall that stops many a self-builder or developer in their path, sometimes midway through a project. It’s important that construction budgets are created and stuck to. Our articles have helpful tips on budgeting for a self-build.


Renewable Heat Incentive Eligibility and Tariffs

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a payment scheme for aiding with the costs and finance of renewable heating installations. It is similar to the Feed-in Tariffs for renewable electricity generation. It is available to anyone in England, Scotland, and Wales who is installing a qualifying renewable heat energy system. Renewable Heat Incentive Eligibility Criteria … Read more


The Renewable Heat Incentive: Overview

The Renewable Heat Incentive is a fixed payment available to anybody producing their own heat using a renewable energy system. The Incentive can be compared to the Feed-in Tariffs available to those generating their own electricity using renewable energy systems. The Feed-in Tariffs were established in April 2010 and have had a very positive effect … Read more


Feed-in Tariffs: Get paid for Generating Electricity

Generating your own electricity can be beneficial for a number of reasons, from cutting down on your current bills to reducing your carbon footprint, and with the government’s Feed-in Tariffs you can actually make money from the electricity you generate. The tariffs can apply for any renewable electricity generation, whether you’re using solar PV panels … Read more


One of the most effective ways to encourage wildlife into your garden is by introducing a pond. This guide will show you how to build a pond which your local wildlife will thank you for!

how to build a pond

Here's just a few useful and fun ways you can use the shells of pistachios and other nuts instead of throwing them away

pistachio shells

Find out how to keep your sugar intake low and avoid health problems such as joint inflammation and heart disease


Patagonia's unique approach to revealing information on their manufacturing process is something all aspiring green businesses could take a tip from.