Monthly Archives: March 2012

  1. Harnessing renewable energy for the family home

    People are also becoming greener by recycling more, with a growing number of councils providing people with the means to be more efficient.

    After the recent recession, people have become savvy and more aware of saving money, so being efficient is a priority, and one that naturally comes hand in hand with being green. Besides helping us to save on our energy bills and generally consume less, choosing to be green will also help you do your bit for the environment.

    Renewable energy is energy that is generated using an array of natural resources including sunlight, which can be converted into electricity using solar panels; wind, which can be harnessed using wind turbines and converted into energy; and rain, which flows into rivers containing dams to create tides that cause turbines to flow and generate electricity. The great thing about all of these methods is that they are naturally replenished, so they will never run out.

    Solar panels are very popular, appeari

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  2. Keeping Your Shed Secure

    Garden sheds can contain valuable assets and criminals are very aware of this. Whether your shed is used as a bike shed, to store garden furniture or a lawn mower, you should look into keeping your possessions secure and out of sight.

    Start by securing access to your garden. This is not always possible, but for those that have gates ensure a decent lock is installed. Hedges and fences also provide effective barriers, while gravel is noisy to walk over so can also be a good deterrent.

    If you are looking to buy a new garden shed then security is something you might want to keep in mind. Depending on what you plan to store in your shed, you may want to look into security sheds, designed to keep your tools safe. 

    Security sheds Don't have any windows, which means that their contents can be hidden out of sight and prevent any unwanted window shoppers. This will help to deter thieves, as seeing an expensive lawn mower could provide a thief with the motiv

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