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(…)
Ecology Building Society are offering lower rate mortgages when you lower your home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating http://www.ecology.co.uk/shrinkthis
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(…)
We now have access to grant funding for solid wall insulation from Knauf. We have been using this system to some time now and along with finding it a great product to install, I’ve had some fantastic customer feedback of its performance. This can be installed throughout your property as part of a scheme of(…)
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(…)
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(…)
I will be visiting some eco houses in Brighton & Hove this weekend which have been kindly opened up to the public by the owners. Click on the link to find out more about this event. http://ecoopenhouses.org/links/visiting.html
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