External cladding not only breathes life into brickwork and masonry, but it is also an effective means of insulation and an ideal way to improve the energy efficiency of a home. Types of cladding include render, timber, composite weatherboard, uPVC panels, brick slips and metal cladding.
The popularity of solar electric panels has grown over the past decade and can offer substantial energy savings. The panels work by capturing energy from the sun and converting it into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells. There are many factors to consider with solar panels, such as government legislation, location and how long they last before they need replacing.