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Archive for November, 2012

   Nov 23

Choosing your Wood Burning Stove or Fireplace

Wood burning is becoming extremely popular with people wanting to save money on home heating costs and be more thoughtful towards the environment. With eco gadgets such as the Logmaker, that can turn waste paper into compact logs that can be burned on the fire, wood burning stoves make more sense than ever. However, buying [...]

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   Nov 21

Wool More Popular than Ever

You’d have thought in the technology age in which we all live, that ancient materials such as wool would have lost favour compared to more modern synthetic materials. While the development of polyester and nylon in the middle of the last century did see people move away from woollen products, today the demand for wool [...]

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   Nov 19

The Great Wind Farm Debate

Wind farms have been in the headlines a lot recently. While most people are aware of the need to turn to more eco friendly energy sources, wind farms receive fierce opposition whenever there are plans to build one in a community. So much so, politicians are debating the future of wind power in the UK, [...]

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   Nov 16

Logmaker at Christmas

Christmas is only a few weeks away, but it the time of year when Logmakers really come into their own. If you have an open fire or wood burning stove and haven’t got a Logmaker yet then you really should think about it. Christmas is a time when there is not only a need for [...]

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   Nov 14

Wool for Children’s Bedding

The right bedding for children is incredibly important. Not only should toddlers and babies always be kept at the right temperature, but also their bedding should be non-allergenic and shouldn’t harbour dust mites – a leading cause of allergies and asthma. Of course, bedding for children needs also to be soft and comfortable to ensure [...]

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   Nov 12

How to Deal with Garden Waste

At this time of year, many of us have huge amount of garden waste. With leaves now falling from the trees, keeping the garden clear can be a challenge. Of course, many local authorities now come round and collect our garden waste and take it for recycling. However, this is not always as eco friendly [...]

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   Nov 08

Open Fires: Reducing Smoke and Maximising Heat

Having an open fire or wood burning stove can provide an efficient and cheaper alternative for heating a home compared to gas or electric central heating. However, some people are put off using an open fire because of the smoke produced and the need to continuously keep placing fuel on the fire. However, by using [...]

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   Nov 07

From Ewe to You: the wool process

Wool is one of the most comfortable, natural and warm fabrics used in clothing and bedding. Nothing provides as good a night’s sleep as a pure wool duvet or 100% wool pillow, and wool is perfect for keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Wool has been around for thousands of years. However, [...]

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   Nov 05

Benefits of Electricity Monitors

Keeping an eye on the cost of heating our homes has never been so important. The costs of gas and electric is something that gets a lot of media attention and the rising prices charged by the six main providers, means that many people will find it highly expensive to keep their homes warm this [...]

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   Nov 02

Benefits of a Wood-burning Stove

While they may seem like a throwback to Victorian England, wood-burning stoves are making a comeback. The cost of heating a home using gas and electric has risen dramatically in recent years, so more and more people are looking for alternative methods. Wood-burning stoves are an incredibly effective way of providing home heating, but their [...]

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