Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Hockerton Housing Project

Hockerton Housing Project

The Hockerton Housing Project (HHP) was established in 1997 and now have a long established wealth of practical knowledge and expertise in autonomous housing, renewable energy projects and sustainable construction.

The HHP offer help for community groups setting up renewable energy projects based their experience with Sustainable Hockerton.

They also provide an opportunity to visit Hockerton Housing Project, a community project with very low impact houses and autonomous services. People often find that the tours are both informative and enjoyable - they are in the best place to discover what we has been done. We also run tailor made visits, master classes and dedicated tours.

In addition they can help with design advice, see our architectural services .

If you would like to arrange a tour, it will incorporate:

  • Site tour from one of the resident project members – highlighting: what its like to live in the houses, renewable energy systems, autonomous water systems, self-sufficiency (food), waste management.

  • A tour around one of the project member's homes, highlighting key environmental features, how the home is designed to only use 10% of a typical UK home, and how individuals can take their own positive actions to reduce energy.

  • A small exhibition in our sustainable community building and, should you require, a chance to experience one of the compost toilets!

  • A brief presentation about the construction of the homes, and the background about the materials used (why they were chosen and their performance qualities

Please be aware, there is small a charge for these events. These fees help cover the costs of the tours - charges vary depending on the content and length.

Occasionally, houses at the project do become vacant. Details about these will be posted out to via their email newsletter. Make sure you will be one of the first to know by signing up on their website!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Double Glazing Fund

The Double Glazing Fund

A few weeks ago I finished a website that I started last year when I moved house... With one thing and another I forgot about it! Then, when the cold weather kicked in, it dawned on me pretty quick that the rooms without double glazing are a bit chilly.

The website, is designed to replace or restore my sash windows so they are warmer! Aparently, sash windows are a bit more expensive than the standard upvc ones. I have looked around, but I havent found any "buy-one-get-one-free" offers.

Anyway... please feel free to help out with my cause! If you are looking for help with building a website, developing an existing site, improving your search rankings through SEO or online marketing then please get intouch. You can improve your online presence and I can keep warm, I think that works out well for everyone doesn't it?!

Please have a look around the double glazing fund website, if you'd like to find out more information then please get in touch through the contact page.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

How to perform Video SEO...

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Video has become a major part of our online lives, from watching music videos to past sporting events – nearly every topic imaginable can be watched!

Now, video is becoming an ever increasing must have for any website and can be used as a SEO strategy. Simply uploading a video to YouTube and crossing your fingers for it to rank well in Google is a familiar story and unfortunately won’t work (unless you are targeting an ultra long tail key phrase).

The post breaks down the process into:

  • Creating the video
  • Launching the video
  • Promoting the video

To find out more about the above, click here which will take you to Dave Cain's SEO blog, who is a SEO Nottingham pro.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Assemble Online £500 Website Offer

assemble websites

Are you currently considering, or getting quotes for a new website? If you are, this offer is something you should certainly consider!

For a limited time, Assemble Online are offering a fully content managed website for just £500 (+VAT). All of the websites feature:

  • Content Management System - which allows you to edit the content and add/remove pages

  • Bespoke Design - to meet your requirements which will be consistent with your branding and appropriate to your industry sector

  • Image/Gallery Scroller - which will make your site more interactive

  • Contact form - for people viewing your site to get in touch

  • Google Map - which will make it easier for people to find your premises

  • Google Analytics - this allows you to measure and analyse the traffic your website receives

  • Free Hosting for 12 months - on a secure and optimised server based in the UK

If you are after a larger site with additional functionality then we can use the £500 website offer as a starting point and then add on any additional features you require. These additional features could include an integrated blog, a product database, e-commerce or even an online booking system.

For more information please get in touch.