What is sustainability?

What is sustainability?

October 18, 2017

Chief executive Philip Squire talks about what sustainability is and why it's important to the Trust.

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Taking care of your curtains

Taking care of your curtains

September 11, 2017

Curtains play an important role in keeping your home warm and energy efficient. Read our tips for taking care of them.

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How to measure windows for curtains

How to measure windows for curtains

July 10, 2017

Measuring windows for curtains seems a simple task, it can actually be quite hard to do! If you're ordering curtains from Wellington Curtain Bank, or making your own, here's our how-to video.

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Cassia on a glacier, with more winter assumptions

Cassia on a glacier, with more winter assumptions

June 04, 2017

Thanks for joining the winter mythbusting party, which this week comes live from a glacier! It's pretty cold, which you and your home won't be anymore if you let us help.

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Cassia on winter assumptions

Cassia on winter assumptions

May 24, 2017

Heat pump? Put a jumper on! Insulation? Nah, too expensive. Subsidies? Yeah nah probably not eligible. Cassia on some of those winter myths... 

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David on picking a good heater

David on picking a good heater

March 31, 2017

What makes a good heater?  Ultimately, a heater needs to deliver warmth to where you sit or sleep, but there is plenty of science and technology behind how they work that can be confusing.

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Craig on reducing energy bills

Craig on reducing energy bills

March 06, 2017

Electricity prices have increased 70% over the last 20 years and that’s  accounting for inflation. So what can you do about it? Here's some help to understand what makes up your bill, then how to reduce it. 

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Nada on paperless workplaces

Nada on paperless workplaces

February 01, 2017

Lots of us are reducing our rubbish at home – we take fabric shopping bags to and from the supermarket, wash out yogurt containers, separate glass, even feed the worms, and as a result send smaller bags, less frequently, to the landfill. But how does your business or enterprise fare?

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Tessa on apps to save the world

Tessa on apps to save the world

January 17, 2017

We’re glued to our smartphones and there’s an app for just about everything these days – so why not use its power for good? 

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Rena on gifts that are kinder

Rena on gifts that are kinder

November 21, 2016

We've got a few Christmas-themed Home Tips coming up on everything from reducing waste to paying it forward. Our retail manager Rena gets us started with a few tips on buying gifts that are kinder to the environment and people. 

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Thom on good cups, bad cups

Thom on good cups, bad cups

August 23, 2016

Coffee! It’s great, isn’t it? Legend has it that the energising properties of coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian goatherd who saw how excited his goats got after eating the beans of the coffee plant. These days we don’t need goats to tell us how great coffee is.

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Liam and Hannah on living zero waste

Liam and Hannah on living zero waste

August 10, 2016

Plastic Free July may be done and dusted, but that doesn't mean you need to stop your efforts.

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