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The HousePlanner is edited by a small group of UK architects. It started life as a collection of our own favourite bookmarks. We thought they might be of value to others, and decided in 2002 to share them as a series of personal reviews. Since then the site has continued to grow in scope and usefulness, as evidenced by reader feedback:
"Have just discovered your website and this must be the MOST USEFUL website I have come across for real information if you are renovating/building in a sustainable way ­ great stuff and thank you!!"
"Your site seems to have refreshing integrity and honesty and I'd like to see it prosper"
"I think it is a great portal for anyone thinking about sustainable design and feel that there is a need for a lot more places like this."
Alongside a general interest in building construction, we have always been keen to promote low energy and environmentally sustainable design. For this reason we have a dedicated section on sustainability. Further than this, you will find that prominence is given to ethical companies throughout, whether through renewable energy systems or green mortgages.
In June 2008 we passed the milestone of one million visitors to this site and are now looking ahead to the next million!

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