Bean bag that does the cooking and saves energy

Just when you thought the beanbag had disappeared completely, a new version has returned with an unexpected lease of life. Called the Wonderbag, it is an insulated bag in which people can cook anything from meaty stews or vegetable curries to simple rice and soups....

Don’t jump into bed with a rogue trader

As winter turns into spring and the weather brightens up, we get that special urge to do some important home improvements, whether or not it’s for energy efficiency savings or just for aesthetic reasons? TrustMark, the government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen,...

DECC publishes Hill report on fuel poverty

An independent report has been published today advising the government how it could best tackle the problem of fuel poverty. The latest official fuel poverty figures show 4m households in England in fuel poverty, compared to 1.2m in 2004 according to a report from the...

More consistency in building control decisions

Building control officers  could be more consistent in their decision making according to Web Dynamics, the multi-foil insulation manufacturers? The company was responding to a DCLG consultation on improving the efficiency of the building control system. John Payne,...