See our thermal blinds on Saturday 5th March at this Conference & Show in Frome. Some fascinating speakers & case studies. Price includes coffee & lunch and there is a 40% discount for locals. Frome is also a great place to visit, shop & a good base for sight-seeing. Why not make a weekend of it? Venue is the Cheese & Grain right in the middle of the town centre.



RE Marketplace

We exhibited at the Regen SW RE Marketplace on 8th April at Westpoint, Exeter – stand Sh 15 in the ‘Community’ section (by the catering stall!). Download a leaflet here. We launched the new fabric range, well received!

thermal blinds


thermal blinds

See us at Sh 15 in the Community section

See us at Sh 15 in the Community section

The Exhibition: Featuring over 100 south west companies including, renewable energy installers; construction companies; training providers; manufacturers, consultants and advisors; energy assessors; financiers and banks and installers of energy efficiency measures. You should be able to meet everyone you need for a project here under one roof.

Outside: A showcase of green cars (including test drives), charging points and smart energy solutions.

Demos: In the middle of the exhibition hall there will be a number of demos.

The Talks: We have lots of talks on the different renewable energy and energy efficiency options for you. These include individual technology overviews, updates on policies and funding streams. Specialist talks for farmers, communities and the arts sector.

The Conference: A high level overview of the sector. Designed for those who are already developing projects or those looking to explore complex policy areas or opportunities.

The show really is the place in the south west where anyone with an interest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability all meet up. We look forward to seeing you there so please drop by our stand and say hi & please bring a friend with you!

SW Homebuilding & Renovation Show 2013

We will be exhibiting, as usual, at this lovely Show on 16th & 17th November. It is held at the Royal Bath & West Showground (near Shepton Mallet). For free tickets click below.


We will be on stand 216, right in the middle of the main hall.

Opening times:
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.30pm

Come & see the blinds in action, pick up a sample or discuss your problem windows with us. If you remember to bring a photo that’s even better!

Our stand

Our stand

You can see our previous show stands here for 2012 & 2011.


Shows in March 2013

Two Shows this month we are attending, first in Camden on 21st March, the greenerHOMEevent run by Camden Council from 3pm – 9pm then at Green Park Station in Bath the  Green Living Fair from 10am to 4pm.

Come and have a chat, pick up some samples or get a guide price. Both events have some brilliant talks, demos & lots to see.

Green Living Fair

Bath Green Living Fair


Somerset HB&R Show

Very much looking forward to showing the blinds at the Somerset Homebuilding & Renovation Show at the Bath & West Showground (near Shepton Mallet) – it will be my third show this year following Ecobuild & Earth Week. We will have STALL 126a, ground floor, just turn right at the main entrance – do come & find us (see below). Continue reading

Ecobuild – the blog

Overview of Ecobuild

Before going to ExCel, the Ecobuild website was great for deciding what to see but on arrival the exhibition was a touch overwhelming! There were huge numbers of solar pv stalls & rather too many ‘big boys’ who had tagged green credentials onto ‘business as usual’. Some of the talks which sounded fascinating turned out to be slightly dull & I’m sure the ones I missed were wonderful! You can now download many of the presentations. Highlights of the 3 days were Baroness Susan Greenfield on ‘The age of unreason: the psychology of climate change’ and the ‘Can Science Save Us?’ lecture by Prof Brian Cox.

For me it was rather too full of massive stalls & greenwash, with the really interesting small companies huddled around the edges of the halls. Quite different to earlier years where the focus had been innovation & energy saving. I did manage to catch up with some of my favourite projects & materials, particularly Bill Dunster’s StramitZED, the enocean PV powered wireless window contact systems (potential for wireless monitoring of when blinds are up or down), some glorious green roof systems and my husband’s ‘signpost’ on the UKGBC stand for his Sustainable Housing award for the Threshold Centre, Gillingham.

UKGBC signpost

UKGBC signpost for Threshold Centre

Meeting for a catch-up with Bill Gething & Craig White again was great & I finally got to meet ECDA’s Mark Elton!  Met several new peeps previously met only through twitter, including the lovely Mel Starrs & Liz Male.

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