The Birds and the Bees

Bee Brick in use

What you can do to help some of the UK’s threatened species.  

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to discuss the birds and the bees and no, I’m not talking about the well-known metaphor! This article highlights the plight of some of our beautiful flying friends who play an important role in our delicate ecosystem. The article explores how sustainable, wildlife friendly solutions can be incorporated into our homes to provide much needed nesting places for swifts and solitary bees.

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Rainwater Harvesting Rain Activ Storm Attenuation Device

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Changing weather patterns of too much or too little rain has meant that certain areas of the UK suffer from drought while others are experiencing severe flooding. Usually these problems are regarded at as two separate issues. It is however possible to effectively plan for the future when designing your sustainable self-build home. This review considers the Rainwater Harvesting Rain Activ Storm Attenuation Device to address both issues.

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