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  • To discuss the present and forthcoming changes to building standards.
    363 discussions 3,855 commentsMost recent: Wall question for a garage by ringiApril 2015
  • Use this category to discuss commercial scale projects or issues related to same.
    163 discussions 1,061 commentsMost recent: Planning Inspectorate decisions by owlmanFebruary 2015
  • This category is provided so forum members can post monitoring data for the benefit of other users. Please do not use this category for any other purpose. Monitoring data can be from any appliance or building component and can be based on energy, durability or any other aspect of building related products, components or complete buildings. Users are requested not to post chit-chat on the threads containing data but feedback or comments can be added and are welcome.
    188 discussions 2,240 commentsMost recent: imeasure alternative? by SteamyTeaMarch 2015
  • This is a bit of fun but users can post novel or interesting ways that they are reducing their burden on the planet in this category.
    56 discussions 457 commentsMost recent: Steamyteas 48kWh/day challenge by haplessDiyerAugust 2014
  • This category is for discussing production of energy performance certificates through dea and ndea, and dec's and simulation, etc.
    224 discussions 3,975 commentsMost recent: Thermal imaging cameras by gravelldMay 2015
  • New visitors to the forum may want to refer to items in this category if you are finding it difficult to understand some of the conversations.
    94 discussions 846 commentsMost recent: New place in Orkney by renewablejohnApril 2015
  • Please feel free to add any FREE forthcoming events to this category. Paid events may only be posted after first contacting Jerry Clark on:jerryATgreenbuildingpressDOTcoDOTuk We also welcome feedback from events and courses or recommendations from people who have been on courses or training.
    145 discussions 748 commentsMost recent: The Premier Green Building Event of the… by gravelldMay 2015
  • In this category, user are invited to offer feedback on the forum (structure and workings), the community and other issues related to usability of this site.
    88 discussions 850 commentsMost recent: Test to see if an empty thread can be t… by Ed DaviesApril 2015
  • This is a member only category where members may discuss anything they wish. Not being visible to the wider web means we don't need to be so careful about the subjects covered.
    317 discussions 5,556 commentsMost recent: UK child mortality rates by DavidBrownDecember 2016
  • This category is for use in the generation of knowledge base articles in an FAQ section of the website. Please do not begin new threads here unless they have been agreed upon. Members posting on threads in the category are please requested to keep to the subject under discussion. The editor or board user will delete comments that are off subject.
    137 discussions 3,048 commentsMost recent: Map of attitudes to solutions to climat… by skyewrightFebruary 2015
  • If you cannot find a category in the list below that your proposed topic fits within then you are invited to post it here. be aware that many in the community will be reading threads in their particular interest area so you are more likely to get the best replies if you take a little time to choose the right category.
    5,202 discussions 81,977 commentsMost recent: Putting a bathroom light on a dimmer sw… by SENSORBILITYJune 2016
  • This is a members only category where we can discuss the next edition (Fourth) of the Green building Bible.
    10 discussions 57 commentsMost recent: diseased or rotten oak in external appl… by northumbrianSeptember 2014
  • Previously known as Building for a Future magazine. Here you can discuss forthcoming features, offer feedback on features and content.
    39 discussions 838 commentsMost recent: Hard and soft water by SteamyTeaMay 2015
  • This category has been created to satisfy the wishes of members to discuss green issues that are not specifically about building.
    66 discussions 1,356 commentsMost recent: Changing your car to a more fuel effice… by SteamyTeaMay 2015
  • 1,159 discussions 19,875 commentsMost recent: BTU calculator by NotJimWillFixitAugust 2016
  • Users are invited to discuss issues relating to new build housing which might include subjects such as energy efficiency, building regulations land allocation etc.
    1,121 discussions 18,900 commentsMost recent: Windows by cjardOctober 2017
  • This category is likely to be the most busy. Forum users and visitors are invited to ask questions and debate issues related to housing renovation or remodeling. Issues that could be discussed here might include insulation options, building regulations, structure or fabric, builders or other professionals. There is obviously overlap with other areas such as products but as a guideline, please discuss product specific things in the product section.
    1,817 discussions 27,919 commentsMost recent: suspended timber floor over bare earth … by greengusOctober 2016
  • Only members of the forum can see this thread.
    102 discussions 2,888 commentsMost recent: Experience with swimming pool heating? by soap94June 2016
  • You can start threads here if you have any building related products that you wish to pass on or aquire. Or if you are looking for a building professional to carry out some aspect of eco-design, remodeling or building work. Commercial postings will be removed unless that have received authorisation fro Jerry Clark: jerryATgreenbuildingpressDOTcoDOTuk
    323 discussions 1,683 commentsMost recent: Recycled Warmcel - free in Sheffield, S… by gravelldMay 2015
  • Here we can discuss the politics of the day, forthcoming legislation, government innitiatives, grants and other such stuff related to our sector. No party political discussions are allowed please.
    130 discussions 3,196 commentsMost recent: Amber Rudd by borpinMay 2015
  • Please exercise care when creating a thread or discussing products in this category. We are happy for you to discuss generic product types rather than specific trade-names. You may however discuss real world experiences of specific (tradenamed) products but please do not use the forum to pass on hearsay or slander. We do not allow any product dealers to introduce their product to the community via this forum. If you have a great product then please ask one of your satisfied customers to star
    515 discussions 7,714 commentsMost recent: Rockwood Insulation Question by JC48May 2015
  • As the title suggests, this is where you can ask questiions and offer your experiences on any renewable energy equipment or strategies.
    1,090 discussions 21,552 commentsMost recent: Wood Gasification (Log) Boiler Experien… by DavidBrownDecember 2016