It seemed a no-brainer that when buying new appliances for The Secret Acre’s eco-makeover we would of course only choose from the most energy efficient A+++ rated.
So we were genuinely surprised and disappointed to discover that there is a
real lack of affordable A+++ appliances available in the UK. Continue reading →
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After seeming to wait around in June, for the underfloor heating screed to dry and for the windows to be delivered, we finally got watertight in July as windows and doors arrived along with the sedum green roof.
Now it really does feel like the
beginning of the end as the second fix gets underway. Continue reading →
There’s a lot politicians could learn from buying windows. Not some high-tech Bill Gates thing, just your plain old glass variety.
As you know, we are very keen on
insulation at The Secret Acre. So it was a given that we would be getting the most energy efficient windows we could afford. Continue reading →
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There always seems to be that moment on Grand Designs when everything stops for several months while they wait for the windows to be delivered.
Determined not to have that problem we ordered our windows some time ago, and yet after the amazing
speed of progress in the first eight weeks, June still felt like we were waiting. Continue reading →
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