Growing a Greener Glasgow

Posts Tagged: 'tenements'

Saving energy in a tenement – top tips

How to live in a historic southside tenement and think about the future. Four actions you can take if you live in a tenement to bring down your energy bills and save carbon.

South Seeds energy-saving handyman service

South Seeds energy-saving handyman service helps solve common energy issues found in Victorian tenements on Glasgow’s southside, such as: draughty windows and doors, clothes taking ages to dry and warm air disappearing up open chimneys.

The tenement waste puzzle

We have attempted to pull together all the information you need to know, if you are a southside resident disposing of waste from a tenement. Let us know if you can identify missing pieces.

Time to install a clothes pulley?

Now we are moving in to autumn, it is taking longer for clothes to dry. If you live in a Victorian tenement house or flat, the answer is simple, install a pulley which will dry your clothes quicker with the warm air which collects near the ceiling.

How to draughtproof your door

Stop the draughts around your front door by adding draughtproof strips and a brush at the bottom. This easy to follow factsheet shows you how to do this, step by step.

Top five tools required for library

We’ve had some fantastic tools donated to the Southside Tool Library so far – thanks to everyone who has donated! However donations of working tools are still needed to make sure there’s enough to meet demand.

Tool library for the southside

South Seeds is starting a tool library for the people of the southside – and we need your help! Is your shed or cupboard bulging with tools that you just don’t use anymore?

Condensation

Condensation a common form of dampness, can be prevented. Our factsheet explains why it occurs and how you can prevent while remaining aware of your energy consumption.