Utilising eco-friendly materials for your kit home
Eco-friendly buildings in general have attained widespread recognition over the past few years. With a range of benefits, eco-friendly constructions have become a primary choice in the global aim to reduce carbon footprints. Kit homes have jumped aboard the eco-friendly express and, in doing so, can provide a selection of environmentally-conscious materials, designed to cater for clients’ living needs, while putting the planet first.
IdeasWood owner and veteran kit shed specialist, Brian Best, discusses the importance of utilising eco-friendly materials for kit home development.
Recycled and renewable building materials can reduce the environmental footprint. “Eco-friendly kit homes emit fewer carbon emissions, reducing the stress on landfill and utilising less of the global natural resources,” says Best.
Conventional building materials are inclined to attain moisture buildup, leading to mould and toxic mildew. This can result in serious health-related issues from respiratory problems to cardiac arrests. “When selecting eco-materials, one can ensure that their kit home is free of potential environmental pollutants and harmful chemicals,” says Best.
Building an eco-friendly kit home can save people time, energy and money. “With a huge reduction in on-site construction hours and a faster completion process, coupled with the use of energy-efficient alternatives like photovoltaic cells and solar panels, can ensure savings for kit homeowners,” says Best.
Sustainable eco-friendly materials such as aluminium and fibre glass batts are also ideal energy efficient options for kit home building,” says Best. They stand with various eco-friendly items such as ceramics, timber, glass and steel, all of which promote high energy efficiency in a kit home.
In terms of ventilation, kit homes are often designed with wide hallways, and high ceilings. Sliding stacker doors and windows located on all sides of the house serve to promote natural airflow and circulation. “The use of eco-friendly window furnishings is also beneficial to promote natural air circulation,” says Best.
“Smart” homes have also become a notable force in the kit home industry, ensuring eco-friendly living and efficiency. “Sophisticated thermostats are installed to stabilise water temperatures and, with smart water-saving gardening capabilities and smart shower heads, help reduce water bill costs and water consumption,” says Best.
“Kit homes provide the exceptional choice and opportunity for eco-friendly living, primarily because kit home development has advantages over traditional and mainstream building techniques,” says Best. With mass-produced pre-cut materials that fit well, kit homes can be built faster, refraining from unexpected weather delays and therefore saving money.
Innovative, bespoke designs for cabins, villas, children houses and many more kit home options, combined with simplistic living conditions are easily attained when the selection is an economical and environmentally conscious kit home. At IdeasWood, customers are invited to design their eco-friendly kit home with the help of experienced and friendly staff.
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