Professionals & Trade

During a self-build you will need to rely on a range of professionals & trade to bring your project to completion, picking the right people for the job is critical.


A quick guide to MCS Accredited Installers

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme, or MCS accreditation, gives competent, professional installers the mark of good workmanship which the consumer knows to trust. MCS aims to form a large nationwide base of good quality installers, and to offer you, the consumer, the excellent service you require of an installer working on your home. How do MCS Accredited … 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.