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Findhorn Foundation

October 2009

See the Findhorn web site

The Findhorn Foundation near Fores in the North East of Scotland has a couple of interesting areas of eco-housing and a whole approach to living lightly on the earth including 750kW of electrical energy from 4 wind turbines recently installed for Findhorn Wind Park Ltd which is the […]

Visual Inspection

If you are seriously interested in buying a plot of land for self build, you will need to arrange an inspection of the site after receiving the vendor’s details. Apart from the general criteria mentioned here you will need to check the following points which are specific to the site.

Does the size and shape […]

Avoiding Pollution

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Composting toilets River Pollution Waste Recycling

Various types of pollution will occur at the three stages of a building’s life. The degree of pollution at each stage can be minimised by good design.

Construction

During construction there will be five main sources of pollution (including indirect CO2Carbon dioxide is a gas which is […]

Healthy buildings

Ideally your home should be the place where you are best protected from the woes of the world, from pollution and all the nasties out there. But it’s not so for most people.

The concept of ‘sick building syndrome’ has now moved from speculation into widespread acceptance with several well designed studies showing how people […]