Category: Sustainable

Pollution

Pollution and Materials that pollute Buildings are a major source of air pollution, causing depletion to the ozone, acid rain and health issues. Sources within buildings include the materials and processes used to build them, furnishings, paints, air conditioning and smoke from stoves and fireplaces. Two other major influences are the chemicals emitted from insulating

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Water

Water efficiency, storage and recycling and flooding The demands on our water supply in the south-east are always increasing, at the same time the risk of flooding is increasing as weather patterns change. Water efficiency looks to reduce the demand for water in the home at the same time as protecting against flooding, and of

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Environment

Recycling and Waste management Make waste management easy, find out about recycling schemes in your local area and what can be collected from your doorstep. Make a dedicated space for storing recycling and composting in your garden. When having construction waste, talk to us about what we can do to manage waste and how to

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New Build

If you are planning on building a new house, by law you will need to get a sustainable homes code rating. If you choose to do nothing to improve the impact, and you achieve zero (this will make your house hard to sell in the future). Or to achieve code 6 you make the house

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Sustainable Construction

Buildings are responsible for nearly half the UK’s carbon emissions but there are a variety of options for reducing the impact of your home on the environment, ranging in scale and price and whether you are building a new house or want to make changes to your present home. You may wish to make your

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