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Algarve masters produce one-of-a-kind artisanal building materials

In Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, ancient building materials are still being produced. These are floor tiles, bricks,...

Buildings are central to the EU’s energy efficiency policy, as nearly 40% of final energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions are in houses, offices, shops and other buildings....

We all know that heating hot water for either domestic use, heating systems, or heating a swimming pool can be very expensive using electricity or gas.

However, with 300 days a year of...

It is unquestionable how the social consciousness of the finite character of natural resources has grown and consolidated in recent decades.

However, a huge civilizational challenge remains...

You often enter a restaurant and think, ‘what a cool white light’. People think, the brighter the light the better it is. No, actually the contrary is true. The trick is just leaving out as many...

In tranquil countryside in Western Algarve, a unique concept in home renovation is unfolding. A run-down Portuguese quinta is being faithfully restored with painstaking attention to detail and...

Many old and even new houses are affected by rising damp problems. The lower sections of walls and floors in basements and on groundfloors are often saturated with water, which has been sucked up...

We easily get so used to the wonderful climate of the Algarve that we often forget temperatures can suddenly drop in the cooler months and ruin our comfort.

Actually, it is not the cold...

Make the most of your basement

Basements often get overlooked, or utilised for storage of generally unwanted items.

But give it a second thought, and that wasted space can add some serious value to your home, expanding...

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