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Low impact isn't just about the materials your home is built out of, it's about it's energy consumption and longevity

FUTUREHOMES represents one of the best ways to build your new home.

To find out more call us on 01208 78919

  • ALMOST CARBON NEUTRAL: A very low carbon footprint compared to most new build technologies
  • LOW CARBON MATERIALS: Minimum concrete and high VOC materials
  • HIGHLY INSULATED: With natural materials wherever possible
  • LOW HEATING REQUIREMENT: It is quite possible to have no heating source whatsoever
  • RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES: Choose from solar voltaic and thermal to any other renewable technologies that you want to include
 

Low Impact Building

Building homes with the minimum impact on the environment is a target many new home owners wish to achieve. Our rapid build system uses low carbon materials and those which lower the carbon footprint of the house in use, through simple thermal efficiency.

Little concrete is used in a FUTUREHOME, even in the foundations, where concrete pillars are used in favour of traditional footings.

Low impact for us isn’t just what we use to build a house. It is how we build and how you live in your completed home in the future. By addressing all three elements we recently achieved a carbon footprint of just 0.6 with Branston Cottage.

Materials

  1. Primarily made of wood
  2. Minimal use of concrete even in the foundations
  3. Low carbon footprint insulation materials

Build System

a. Rapid building means less movement to and from site reducing the carbon used in manufacture

b. Fewer people and fewer trades all reduce this further

c. Non-specialist eco-products means that raw materials primarily come from local building suppliers, reducing the need for specialist products making special journeys from depots in other parts of the country or abroad

d. Renewable technologies such as solar voltaic and solar thermal systems, or any other renewable technologies that suit your budget, can be included into the design of your FUTUREHOME

Living in a FUTUREHOMES

a. System design means every FUTUREHOME has a low heating requirement, in some cases no heating system is required at all

b. Low cooling requirement through intelligent design reducing excessive solar gain in summer

c. High use of natural materials reduces the amount of undesirable volatile organic compounds [VOCs] embedded in in the materials your home.

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