10 Golden Rules for your dream build

60 Minute Makeover, DIY SOS, The Renovation Game… in the last 15 years our national obsession home improvement has led to lots of “quick fix” DIY programmes. However, building work is complex and expensive so use the ClearPlan “10 Golden Rules”  to get your dream build. The media would have us believe that building work is…

Home Energy Audit Wiltshire PV array

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 5 – Bathrooms

Green your home by following our green interior design tips and advice; Final instalment – Bathrooms. Here’s the final part in the series of elements to consider when you come to redecorate your new home. Our Sustainability Director at Charlie Laing Project Management looks at bathrooms. Bathrooms In the average household, each person uses between…

Design disaster – Project Management Rescues the Situation

We recently had to deal with a design disaster –  a client come to us last week in despair. He had a budget of £400k for a new eco house,  £100k of which had already been spent in design fees and now, at the end of the tender process, he finds the lowest bid to…

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 3 – Kitchens

Green your home by following those green interior design tips and advice. Here’s part three in the series of elements to consider when you come to redecorate your new home. Today, our Sustainability Director at Charlie Laing Project Management, looks at kitchens. Kitchens Appliances – Specifying A-rated appliances for your kitchen or utility room is a…

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 2 – Walls

Green your home by following those green interior design tips and advice from our sustainability expert. Choosing a sustainable building system and natural, reclaimed or recycled materials is really only half the story when it comes to creating a home that’s energy efficient and economical to run. It’s important to match the green credentials of…

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 1- Floors

Green your home by following those green interior design tips and advice from sustainability expert. Choosing a sustainable building system and natural, reclaimed or recycled materials is really only half the story when it comes to create a home that’s energy efficient and economical to run. It’s import to match the green credentials of a…