Eco solutions have made a big impact in the construction industry and are now more affordable and produce more energy, even during the winter months! We have a wide range of products available to choose from, designed to start saving energy, reduce your bills and your carbon footprint. If you’re looking to ‘go green’ – consider an eco-loft.
Under-floor heating is the best form of economical heating and saves wall space that would be taken up by heating solutions such as radiators, leaving more room and freedom to arrange furniture. Heat rises and so it makes sense to install it in the floor. Under-floor heating also covers the whole floor and so heats the whole room evenly.
With solar panels used today, you can lower or even eliminate your monthly electricity bills. We are able to provide solar panels that will fit into the design of your roof and appear like darkened windows – maintaining an aesthetically pleasing look to your home.
Insulation & Ventilation
Simply converting your loft can increase the insulation of your property. We use a high standard of insulation in the roof and walls as standard, however, for our eco-lofts we provide the options of ‘Vacuum Insulation Panels’ and ‘Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery’.
Roofing & Water
Green/Living roofs have the capability of introducing a whole range of plant species from mosses, ferns, orchids, tropical plant species, sedums, herbs and edible plants grown organically. They provide:
- Reduction of Heat Urban Island – Research suggests we need a 10% increase in green space in our cities to help combat climate change. Green roofs are recognized to have a positive effect on this.
- Biodiversity – Green roofs can provide important refuges for wildlife in urban areas.
- Water – Green roofs can significantly reduce the surface run-off volumes and rates of rainfall leaving roofs. Green roofs can help reduce flash floods as a consequence of intense rainfall events and improves the quality of water which can be harvested.
- Thermal Performance – Green roofs have been shown to significantly reduce the need for air conditioning in summer and can provide a degree of insulation in winter.
- Sound Insulation – The combination of soil, plants and trapped layers of air within green roof systems can act as a sound insulation barrier. Sound waves are absorbed, reflected or deflected.
- Protection of Waterproofing – Green roofs can double if not triple the life of waterproofing membranes beneath the green roof.
- Air Quality – airborne particles and pollutants are filtered from the atmosphere by the substrates and vegetation on a green roof.
Rainwater harvesting can cut the amount of water that a home uses from their water supplier by up to 50%. They can be below ground or above ground and can be used for a variety of purposes.