The Self Build Self Help Site Environmental Links
A variety of sites concerned with the environment, energy conservation and sustainable housing. All links open in a new window.

See our page on Exhibitions and Shows for Exhibitions with a focus on eco-building

link to Brighton Wate House site
The Brighton Waste House Now fully completed, the building is Europe's first permanent public building made almost entirely from material thrown away or not wanted. It is also an EPC ‘A’ rated low energy building.
link to Direct Gov site
Save the Rain™ Campaign Ensuring all new buildings are designed to save water should be a vital consideration from the earliest stages of a project. Achieving sustainability in both commercial and domestic properties is not just a question of energy saving - it also needs to encompass the need to conserve the UK's mains water supplies.
link to Hockerton Housing Project site
Hockerton Housing Project The Hockerton Housing Project, the UK's first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development
link to Direct Gov site
Business and commercial waste You must deal responsibly with any waste your business produces in England. This is known as your ‘duty of care’. Your duty of care lasts from the moment you produce the waste until you give it to a licensed waste business to deal with.
link to Direct Gov site
The Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED) The UK's largest carbon-neutral eco-community - the first of its kind in this country
link to Bio Regional site
BioRegional Development Group an entrepreneurial, independent environmental organisation
link to Direct Gov site
Planning Portal - Greener Homes This guide looks at the main domestic microgeneration technologies and the different ways to make more efficient use of energy in the home. Many of these projects are permitted development which means they do not require planning permission providing certain limits and conditions are met. There is much all of us can do with relatively little effort to cut our energy use – and save money.
link to Ashden Awards site
Ashden Awards The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
link to Inno Therm site
Inno Therm Recycled Cotton / Denim Insulation.