Eco buildings and homes
Sustainable buildings are designed and constructed to high environmental standards. Eco buildings and homes minimise energy use, reduce water consumption, employ materials which have a low environmental impact, reduce wastage, conserve and where possible enhance the natural environment whilst safeguarding human health and wellbeing.
Did you know? Its often overlooked but loft insulation is the most cost-effective and energy efficient measure to reduce losses and the easiest to install! Read more…
BSW Timber The timber used by BSW Timber comes from responsible producers who encourage proper management of resources. This involves the conservation of forests and their renewal through re-planting schemes. All their wood is FSC® certified and their Chain of Custody certification provides assurance over our raw material sourcing. www.bsw.co.uk
Accoya treats sustainably grown softwood via its unique non-toxic acetylated technique which gives it the lifespan and durability of the best hardwoods. Their wood is a real alternative for builders providing in the ground guaranteed life spans of 25 years and 50 years for exterior use. You can use wood for beautiful and long lasting building work without endangering the worlds shrinking hardwood forests. www.accoya.com
New from Old designs, handcrafts and installs bespoke solid wood kitchens and furniture for the home using either reclaimed pine or new accredited sustainable hardwoods, including the beautifully grained Oak, Ash, Elm, Sycamore, Beech. The grain of the wood is carefully chosen and used as an integral part of each design. Sole Proprietor Rick Forward is a furniture craftsman, and uses time-tested methods of craftsmanship to create traditionally made kitchens and furniture in contemporary and traditional styles. His philosophy is to create beautiful and functional interiors with minimal environmental impact. www.newfromold.co.uk
ColdProof Whole house energy efficiency analysis & retrofit for old houses. Specialist in accurate & detailed baseline energy analysis of existing housing, using Passive House methodology and thermal bridge modelling. The resulting action plan of improvements enables clients to reach specific space heating demand or carbon emissions reduction targets. The action plan includes a likely list of materials needed, sequence of work & economic analysis. This is all arrived at through several trial runs in which scenarios for improvements are honed according to the available budget – all done in consultation with the homeowner. www.coldproof.co.uk
Optiheat are Devon-based experts in renewable energy solutions for homes in the South Hams and throughout Devon. Optiheat de-mystify renewable energy heating for households across Devon, helping you to save money and energy. Optiheat design, install and service a range of green renewable energy heating solutions including the design, installation and maintenance of ground and air source heat pumps, high efficiency boilers, underfloor heating, insulation, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) and solar thermal systems. With the rising fuel costs and Government funding and incentives, there has never been a better time to consider changing to a greener way to heat your home. www.optiheatrenewables.com
MLH Insulation was set up to help homeowners across the UK to understand and apply for the Government insulation grants they are entitled to in the safe knowledge that they are going to qualify. MLH will not tell you about an insulation grant that you don’t qualify for. The Government schemes available with MLH include free cavity wall insulation, free loft insulation and external solid wall insulation grants. MLH is here to advise you on the best free insulation for your home so you can start saving money on your heating bills. Please visit www.mlhinsulation.co.uk to find out more.
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New from Old. Many thanks for the units - they are beautiful to look at and to use. You had clearly listened very carefully to what we wanted and thought about the space, the room as a whole and how we wanted to use the units.