Monthly Archives: January 2016

Warming the bed

When the old ladies talked about the jobs they had to do as girls before the Great War, I doubt if they thought  of bed warmers as waste heat recovery devices rather they were just part of another chore. I … Continue reading

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Learning to garden (14) – Heritage

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last two years renovating my house which was built in 1901.  During the long periods of scraping the filth of ages off floors and walls, I’ve had ample opportunity to contemplate the … Continue reading

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Low Grade Heat

Much of the debate on sustainability focuses on electricity, partly because wind and solar technologies are sufficiently developed to make a significant contribution.  However, whilst a typical household in the UK might consume 4,000 kwh or electricity per year, it’s … Continue reading

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