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Tadelakt – Natural Moroccan Polished Plaster

Tadelakt is a lime-based polished waterproof plastering technique originating from Morocco.Once used in the public bathing houses of Marrakech, the tradition has now been revived across Europe and the USA and is used in private bathrooms and kitchens. Tadelakt can be used on sinks, showers, bathtubs, floors and walls due to it’s waterproof nature and(…)

Sustainability the real costs

Mention sustainable building and people often think that it’s going to cost them more than regular building, but this is not always the case. For Gravity the main areas of sustainability are to help reduce energy consumption in the home which saves money on bills, use locally sourced materials when possible, re-use, recycle and use(…)

Completed job that benefitted from the solid wall insulation grant with client feedback

This room was exposed to the elements on 2 sides with solid wall construction and a flat roof. Given the lack of space we removed some tired built in wardrobes and old boxed in pipe work and insulated the room with a bespoke hybrid of insulation products. On one wall we used the Knauf ecobatt(…)

Clay Plaster: The benefits

Clay Plaster is an exciting natural product that has many environmental and health benefits, not to mention its aesthetic beauty. Many of us are starting to see the benefits of eco friendly paints but we can go deeper than that, literally, to the Plaster. As well as being 100% recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable Clay is(…)

Brighton eco open houses

Feeling inspired from visiting the eco open houses over the weekend, they are excellent examples of  what can be achieved. Turning your own property into a fully converted eco house can seem like a daunting prospect for many people however what was good to see is that there are many cost effective improvements that can(…)

Hello to new website

Welcome to the new Gravity Builder website. It contains information about our building services as well as developments in the building industry, particularly good environmental practices and the latest building materials. You’ll be able to find the latest information on the blog or keep up-to-date by liking us on Facebook or following us Twitter.