DIY advice has been given by whatgreenhome.com to people who want to make eco-friendly additions to their houses but are worried about how much it will cost.
Gordon Miller, founder of the website, explained that there a number of changes people can make to their homes without having to shell out thousands.
He suggested getting insulation fitted as a simple procedure that can be done reasonably cheaply, while those who want to take further steps could install a water-efficient boiler, which would cost a maximum of £3,000.
Money saved through expected reduced fuel and water bills could offset the original outlay and he added that people can make changes to their lifestyles that would also be beneficial.
"Significant energy savings can be made through behavioural changes such as switching off standbys, turning down thermostats one degree, only boiling as much water as they need [and] fitting draught excluders to windows and doors," he said.
Whatgreenhome.com aims to give reviews of environmentally friendly houses on the market around the world.
Posted by Barney Marshall