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Eco-house Manual: A Guide to Making Environmentally Friendly Improvements to Your Home

Handbook / Manual

Series: Haynes Manual

By: Nigel Griffiths (Author)

176 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

J H Haynes & Co

Hardback | Sep 2012 | #200237 | ISBN-13: 9780857331212
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NHBS Price: £21.99 $27/€25 approx

About this book

Fully updated for this second edition, this Haynes Manual covers every aspect of domestic renovation from heating and electrical systems through to building materials and outdoor space. Whether you want to work out the feed-in tariffs from solar panels or find out about eco-friendly floor coverings, all information is presented in a clear and practical format with colour photography throughout. With facts about emerging renewable sources of power, along with step-by-step projects for the home and garden, this will be an invaluable resource for all home owners.

Reviews from the first edition:

"an invaluable resource"

"this book is surprisingly good"
- Self Build & Design


- Principles of eco-renovation
- Construction materials
- Insulation and heating
- Electricity demand
- Micro-generation
- Water supply and usage
- Interiors
- Waste and pollution
- Exterior space and gardens

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Nigel Griffiths ran his own building business for 15 years, specialising in conservation and green building, and has project-managed a development of eco-homes in Somerset. Nowadays he is a building consultant, a visiting university lecturer on sustainability, and an eco-homes assessor for the Building Research Establishment.

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