New homes are springing up all round the country, as demand for housing, specifically outside of city centres, increases. The Government is making a big push for sustainable and environmentally conscious housing, but how sustainable is a house if it doesn’t support an ageing and wheelchair using population?
If you want your garden to be the envy of the neighborhood this spring, you’ve got a lot of work to do. It takes time and effort to maintain the beauty of your garden, but most importantly, it needs specialized tools to achieve satisfactory results. If you start investing in your landscape using the wrong tools, you will end up paying a lot of money and struggling to find enough space to store them. However, getting the basic high-quality tools will make your yard work and cleanup easier at any time of the year. On that note, here are some necessary tools you need for your garden maintenance.
Sustainability in your garden is one way that we can do our bit to sustain the environment. In fact, gardening is a keyway of living life more sustainably all-round, as you can grow your food and reduce the miles it travels to your table. You can also contribute to the vegetation that is a powerful solution to the amount of carbon released. With a few simple tops, you can make a significant contribution to the planet.
Sustainability is all the rage these days. As consumers, we’re increasingly concerned about the impact that our decisions will have on the wider environment. And this extends to the decisions we make in the garden. Rather than waging war against nature, we’re looking to negotiate with it. Get the balance right, and the results can be spectacular. Let’s take a closer look at what’s involved.
We live in a world where electricity has never been more important. We use electricity for almost everything. We use it to power our home appliances and lighting fixtures, mobile devices, computers and laptops, and others. Even businesses and companies use electricity so that they can operate efficiently. Almost everything we see around everyday uses electricity to run.
The government has voiced bold infrastructure ambitions for some time. Yet, simultaneously, the UK pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Considering the environmental impact construction has, achieving both will only be possible if the construction sector finds ways to reduce its carbon footprint. This is why the Government’s National Infrastructure Strategy is so vital. The recently unveiled strategy aims to drive forward infrastructure in a way that will help the UK achieve net zero, with R&D being a cornerstone of the puzzle.
In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.
If builders and homeowners choose to incorporate recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable materials into new housing projects, you might even see a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and overflowing landfills. Implementation of renewable energy within residential buildings may also help builders construct homes that are brand-new yet environmentally friendly, nonetheless.
With 1 in 3 Brits claiming hard water has got worse over the past year in their homes, limescale is becoming an epidemic in UK households. As a nation that’s renowned for loving a hot brew, and the winter months being a key for the use of hot water, household appliances and plumbing are under more pressure with limescale lurking and becoming a nuisance. The great news is there is a solution! From grimy irons to annoying residue in your morning brew, limescale build up can be easily managed with these handy tips.