Your future dream home could be made out of potato peels

As the debate for sustainable construction continues to gain momentum globally, a UK engineering firm has predicted that organic food waste will be the future raw material for eco-friendly products such bricks and partition boards. London-based Arup Group Limited has…
Kenyans face a deadly time bomb of lead poisoning

Despite aggressive campaigns to rid Kenya off hazardous paints, nearly three quarters of decorates available locally contain dangerously high amounts of lead, an environmental watchdog has warned. The Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD) says in a new report…
The 9 most harmful substances in building, construction materials

Hazardous construction materials, commonly known as red list building materials, are natural or synthetic chemical substances that are harmful to humans or the environment. Though highly toxic, the chemicals can hardly be seen, tasted or smelt but they are present…
Why laminate flooring has become so popular with homeowners

Laminate flooring, referred to as floating wood tile in the U.S and Canada, is a synthetic flooring product consisting of two thin sheets of paper impregnated with melamine. Although it looks like real wood or real stone, laminate wood flooring…