The aesthetic design of any building is deeply personal to the architect, self-builder or developer. Our articles look to offer building design advice on the practicalities and educate on the impacts designs have on the efficiency of a building.

Self-Build Design

Before the design process can begin, it is best to choose the method by which you will design your home. You can do this by using a professional who will know much better what you will need from your design, or take the project on yourself, which can prove a risk if you do not … 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.