Radio Ceredigion Local Hero Awards 2015 - Green Award sponsored by Celtic Sustainables

Local Hero Awards 2015 – Green Award

We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of the first ever Local Hero Green Award with Radio Ceredigion. We are all about sustainability, the environment, health and the community so when we heard that the Local Hero Awards were being expanded to cover our local patch, Ceredigion, we jumped at the chance to be involved. How to nominate your local green hero We need you … Continue reading Local Hero Awards 2015 – Green Award

The Century of Damp Old Houses

The 20th century wasn’t a very good time for the old houses here in Wales. With time, many people forgot the traditional building and maintenance skills that gave us our old homes and helped them last so long. Concrete, acrylic paints, wall insulation, and damp proofing materials have their uses, but older houses need the old skills and materials that made them work to begin … Continue reading The Century of Damp Old Houses

Cardigan Castle viewed from across the River Teifi

Cardigan Castle – Eco-renovation on a grand scale

The pill box peeking over the top of the massive stone ramparts that tower over the river Teifi are perhaps the only clues to the history hidden within. Cardigan Castle is now open to the public after a 4 year and £12 million pound restoration. It’s a renovation project on a grand scale. The restoration of the buildings and gardens to immaculate detail was made … Continue reading Cardigan Castle – Eco-renovation on a grand scale

How to keep your wooden kitchen worktops black stain free

Wooden worksurfaces in the kitchen look and feel wonderful as well as being a great sustainable solution (if sourced from FSC certified wood). Many people are put off wooden worktops because of stories of black stains appearing around the sink, or the idea of having to reapply an oil every 6 months, or surfaces ruined because of hot pans being placed directly on the wood. … Continue reading How to keep your wooden kitchen worktops black stain free

How to Find a colour for your Old Home

Picking a colour to paint your home can be very difficult, but a closer look can be all it takes to get the answer you’re looking for. Old houses are often spotted with remnants of the old colours they were once decorated with. These spots are usually ignored as a kind of discolouration and simply painted over. However, they can hold the clues to the … Continue reading How to Find a colour for your Old Home

VW Motorhome on Poppit Sands beach copyright Poppit Campers Ltd

The best insulation for camper van conversions

Do you sometimes dream of getting away from it all? For many the idea of packing a few essential things into a camper van, hitting the open road and seeing the world is a fantasy, however more and more people are making that dream come true by reconditioning old campers or converting  commercial vehicles for festivals, short-breaks and holidays. We caught up with a local … Continue reading The best insulation for camper van conversions

Earthborn pigments come in a wide range of natural colours.

Create your own Colour with Natural Pigments

Sometimes only you know the colour that’s in your head, and having sifted through all the colour charts and tried as many sample pots as you dare, you’re still no nearer to finding quite the right thing for the job. Earthborn’s eco-friendly mineral pigments can used for all sorts of things to make unique colours that you won’t see anywhere else. These pigments can be … Continue reading Create your own Colour with Natural Pigments

Cardigan Castle & Eco Restoration

Cardigan has benefited from an uplifting eco-conscious restoration of one of its greatest historical landmarks this year. Reopening this spring, Cardigan castle has been looking for a purpose in the modern day since it closed its doors 12 years ago. Four years after works began, the castle has now been restored and re-purposed to honour its history and to give the 900-year-old site a relevant … Continue reading Cardigan Castle & Eco Restoration

Choosing the right paint Colour

There are no strict rules for picking the right paint colour. We all have our own styles, our own ideas of what looks good and what doesn’t, and our own ways of expressing our inner selves through the medium of our homes. However, there are a few pointers which could help us all achieve that balance of style and individuality without compromise. When approaching your … Continue reading Choosing the right paint Colour