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How the home can help your feeling of wellness

Mon 08 May 2017

As our everyday lives feel more stressful, our homes are taking on an ever-increasing importance to our wellbeing – with 85% of British homeowners stating that their home is their go-to place to escape the stress of the outside world and 84% saying it is their place of retreat for reflection and relaxation.

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Purge that plastic

Thu 04 May 2017

It seems that the desire to stem the tide of plastic in our lives (and in our oceans) has spread beyond the bag, with one in four homeowners actively planning to decrease the amount of plastics in their home this year, while 46% state they are conscious of the impact of synthetic materials on the natural environment and one in three conscious of the impact of synthetic materials in general on their wellbeing. When it comes to the most desirable, timber is cited by 67% of homeowners as material they would like to have more of in their homes.

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Study shows wood is a healthy option for windows.

Mon 03 Apr 2017

Hot on the heels of their ground-breaking work to underpin the unsurpassable sustainable credentials of timber windows, the British Woodworking Federation has worked with SGS Search (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and through the Wood Window Alliance to complete a feasibility study for a typical wooden window frame against the Materials Health elements of the stringent Cradle to Cradle Certified™ standard. The feasibility study, available to download from the WWA and BWF websites, perhaps unsurprisingly to most, demonstrates that wood is a healthy option that can easily meet the Silver level of the standard and paves the way for members to get a full products assessment and target gold or even platinum standards.

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What's new about PVC?

Thu 16 Feb 2017

PVC has a reputation as an unhealthy material, with some organisations banning it and others putting it on a precautionary list. Here, US architecture firm Perkins+Will evaluates the latest information for and against.

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What does your front door say about you?

Mon 09 Jan 2017

Psychologists believe that the chosen colour of your front door can be representative of your personality. A blog by Nicola Harrison, General Manager, Bereco Timber Windows & Doors.

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