Solar Farmhouse – InHabitat
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Self-Generating net-zero Solar Farmhouse Writing in InHabitat, Laura Mordas-schenkein asserts that net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green building. “If you can generate all of your own energy on site,” she writes. “you never need to rely on the grid or worry about energy bills.”

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DIY Home Layouts – Urban Splash
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‘Noddy Box’ alternative Conceived as an alternative to the “Noddy boxes” offered by many volume housebuilders, developers Urban Splash teamed up with architects ShedKM in an effort to combine the cost benefits of modular construction with the flexibility offered by architect-designed properties.

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In-House Generation  – University of Exeter
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Solar Panels Redundant? Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology. .

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Blocked Drains East Grinstead & Brighton | Drain Repairs & Surveys – DDS
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Blocked Drains Brighton & East Grinstead. 24/7 Emergency Drainage Clearance. Call Free 0800 328 3566. Cover All Services. Call Today For More Information.

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Big Future for Little Homes  – AustinInno USA
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Kasita – a Start Up In January 2015, Brent Wistrom, wrote in AustnInno about a new start-up that had raised over $1m for micro homes, as referred to in last week’s Weekly Insight. At that time, ‘Professor Dumpster’, the founder and CEO, was in a’ helluva good mood’. He’d got his shoes kicked off, and […]

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New relevance for ‘Micro-homes’? – Construction Buzz
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Potential Planning Changes February’s ‘leak’ that Government is considering amending Planning Law to permit presumed consent for householders to add another 2 floors on top of their houses, puts ‘micro’ homes firmly in the picture. Although an article in UK Construction Week’s ‘Construction Buzz’ wonders who would buy them, as reported several times in these […]

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