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Airlite Paint - Improves Indoor Air Quality

The average person in the UK spends just 8% of their time outside according to Professor Holgate of the Royal College of Physicians1. Yet there is very little research into the aggregated effects of exposure to pollutants such as kitchen products, faulty boilers, open fires, fly sprays and air fresheners, all of which can cause [...]

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What is "Natural"?

Along with “being made from natural ingredients”, the term “Natural” is often used by our customers as shorthand for “healthy”, “wholesome”, “non-toxic”, “benign when disposed of” , “better for you”, “organic” and a whole raft of other meanings. Granted, some of the alternative term examples given here are nonsensical. After all we all know some [...]

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What is "Eco"?

“Eco” credentials for some paint and decorating products can sometimes be very clear. For example the Earthborn paint range is certified to EU Ecolabel standards. The EU EcoLabel identifies products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle.  Products that carry the Cradle to Cradle certification could also be classed as “Eco”. [...]

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Fifty Shades of Green

The Great "Eco", "Natural" Debate We are often asked about the “eco” and “natural” credentials of the products that we supply. They are questions we are always happy to discuss as it often leads to detailed conversations about the ingredients or manufacturing processes of the particular products and their mainstream counterparts. We often find when discussing the [...]

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6 Thrifty Uses for Leftover Insulation

1.Hug the tub Your bathtub would benefit significantly from a woollen wrapping. Fit your scraps around the tub, inside the casing if there is one, and fasten into place. Enjoy longer, warmer baths forever more, and maybe you’ll finally finish that book you’ve been meaning to read at bath time. 2.Hemp up the hatch A scrap of leftover [...]

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How Natural Insulation benefits the Environment

Homeowners today are regularly told to enhance their homes using common insulating materials. However, these materials can work against us and our homes despite the benefits they offer in certain situations. Aside from the health risks related to these products, they also pose all sorts of issues especially where older buildings are concerned.Houses built earlier [...]

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EcoFan: the Ideal gift for the Environmentalist in your Life

This Christmas calls for practicality, and what’s more practical than lower energy consumption?The EcoFan is a brilliant piece of kit. Just place the fan on top of your gas or wood-burning stove, and as it heats up it’ll begin to spin. You’ll notice there aren’t cables hanging around, and that’s because the fan uses no [...]

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New Colours from Farrow and Ball for 2018

We’ve been excited this month for the new colours from Farrow and Ball which were released on the 20th September. It’s been a very exciting time as Farrow and Ball only release new colours every two or three years. They not only release new colours, there is a story behind each colour, its rich pigments [...]

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Easy to Reach Ways to Stop Leaves Blocking Downpipe Guttering

When your home is surrounded by trees, it is essential to ensure that your guttering, downpipes and drains do not get blocked by the leaves, twigs and generally debris that gets blown always onto your roof each Autumn. If you want to stop leaves blocking your drain and need something that it is at a convienient [...]

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Street Art Murals with eico Wall Paint

We had originally chosen to stock the eicó paint brand because of it’s environmental credentials along with it’s durability and vast colour range – with our in-house tinting machine we can mix pretty much any colour! However, when we learnt about how eicó is being used to promote and create opportunities for artists to showcase [...]

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