On this page you can find cheap, or free, energy & water improvement solutions which homeowners and occupiers can implement immediately. They are non-intrusive measures, meaning they do not require Planning or Listed Building consent, and they can be done without the advice or service of a professional.
Draughts mean cold air getting into your home, and warm air escaping. Home-made insulation can reduce the heat you lose, and lower heating bills. Select a common source of draughts below to see what you can do.
In the roof
Up the chimney
Here are a few tips to avoid using fuel where you can. Select one to read more:
Get an energy meter
Dry your laundry outside
Wear more layers when it's cold
Replace halogen lights with LEDs
There are many simple ways to cut your water usage, by re-using waste water. Select one to read more:
Recycle laundry water
Use a plug
You can read more hints, tips, and guidance in our Useful resources section.