Sustainable building. Alterative solutions
As well as building with materials / techniques that comply with building regulations (local authority approval) we are able to extend our knowledge base to include sustainable building materials and how to include Green Building Solutions within your project if instructed to do so, we don’t force these ideas but instead we just leave it to the client to decide whether or not to make any changes in the design.
The obvious reason to consider / implement green building solutions is the environment the better insulated your home the less C02 emissions you produce this in turn helps protect the earths Limited resources of fossil fuels it will also save you money.
The second biggest reason to consider Green building techniques / sustainable materials are the Government; The government is tackling the issue of home energy performance by phasing in a requirement that every home for sale has a Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) EPCs will be rated from A-G they will detail the current energy performance of the property, how it can be improved, how much the improvement will cost and the annual savings they will achieve.
Peter Bolton King. Chief executive of the National Association of Estate agents, explained “Once people have brought a property they should consider energy performance when they are deciding what home improvement work to undertake.
Improvements will not only reduce home running costs in the short term, but will also give the home better energy performance in the longer term.
Local Authorities increasingly expect planning applications to demonstrate Sustainable Urban drainage Strategy (SUDS) initiatives such as rain harvesting energy saving solutions.
What are Eco-friendly / Green building solutions?
Eco-friendly, or ecological, construction is building a structure that is beneficial or non-harmful to the environment, and resource efficient. Otherwise known as green building, this type of construction is efficient in its use of local and renewable materials, and in the energy required to build it, and the energy generated while being within it.
Eco-friendly construction has developed in response to the knowledge that buildings have an often negative impact upon our environment and our natural resources. This includes transporting materials hundreds or thousands of miles, which has a negative impact in the energy required to transport them, and also in emissions of hazardous chemicals from a poorly designed building that creates, and traps them.
Following are just a few simple ideas that can help to improve the environment and give you a higher energy rating and improved life style.