The benefits of green building materials
Modern building practices have considerable impact upon the environment. The multi-billion pound construction industry is driven by efficiency and economics, the degradation of our planet has, as in so many things, taken a back seat. It is estimated that as many as 120,000 extra homes are needed each year in the UK, so the damage to environment caused by house building is ever increasing.
Whether embarking upon a self build, working with builders, or renovating an existing property, the use of green building materials can at least minimise the environmental impact of building / renovating your home. Healthy homes can play a part in our overall health.
There are lots of issues to consider - material selection, thermal insulation, sustainable timber, natural paints, efficient heating, sustainable roofing, air tightness etc, explore the links, tope left of this section and also see the Eco Friendly section for wind, solar and other efficient energy sources.
Please see http://www.sustainableconstruction.co.uk for free, useful information about sustainable developments.
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