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Sustainability in Building Projects

Sustainability in Building Projects – Potential Considerations

 

Sustainability is becoming more and more important for homeowners and businesses alike. Whether you are carrying out a construction project or arranging for a company or contractor to work on your home or property – you may be wondering about how you can make your project more sustainable and greener for the environment. It’s becoming more and more important to cut down on aspects such as waste that cannot be recycled or to increase recycling activities. Other considerations may include changes that we make to everyday life so it’s only natural that if you are carrying out an upgrade on your home – you consider the most sustainable and energy-efficient products on the market. You can also see yourself potentially saving money on energy bills and using products that are built to last!

 

This article provides handy advice on some of the sustainable and energy-efficient products that we have to offer as well as the considerations that you can make should you be upgrading your roofline system or looking to carry out tasks such as repairing or improving your double or triple glazing. 

 

We have a wide range of Building Plastics in Newcastle as well as a number of additional products such as our sealants, adhesives as well as our fascias in Newcastle & soffits in Newcastle. Why not take a look at our range today? We offer products for both public and trade customers and we are able to support you during your construction project. You can access our trade counter or order online. You can arrange for a delivery or buy online and collect in-store – it’s your choice! Get the best prices on premium branded products today!

 

Making Your Home or Property More Energy Efficient 

 

If you want to find out more information about repairing or upgrading your double or triple glazing, take a look at our in-depth blog post now! Upgrading or repairing your double or triple glazing with our sealant products for example is a great project in which you can ensure that your home’s energy-efficient and you do not have to remove your old windows. You may risk offsetting the money that you are saving and produce unnecessary waste that needs to be recycled when you decide to replace your windows rather than carrying out a simple repair. For other projects – why not consider installing other products that make your home more efficient such as loft insulation and wall insulation. Products such as these do not break the bank and can see significant returns on investment and reduction of heating bills over time.

 

Recycling & Using Recycled Materials

 

Reducing the amount of waste generated during a building project and ensuring that the correct recycling processes are carried out are other ways to promote sustainability in building projects. Many different municipalities will actually look to charge additional costs should waste be disposed of in the incorrect or wrong manner. 

 

There are also a number of waste types that may need specialist waste disposal processes which are enforced by law. Ensuring that you are recycling as many waste products as possible is vital in ensuring that your project is as environmentally friendly as possible. It may take more time to correctly process the waste generated but sorting this and ensuring it is recycled in the correct capacity is of the utmost importance.

 

The materials and products that you choose to install are also a key point of consideration. Consider our UPVC fascias and soffits for example. UPVC as a material is very easily recycled and put straight back into the production process. Products such as timber pose difficulties in terms of sustainability because of issues caused by deforestation and the demand for wood as this material is obtained via forestry and other methods.

 

Utilising Natural Light in Homes or Properties

 

UK consumers leave an estimate of 77 million lights, electronic devices or appliances on or on standby each day when they are not in use. Many of us are also probably guilty of having a light on where there is perfectly usuable natural light coming into the room. There are a number of products that are designed to increase the amount of natural light in a home or property and the product that we will focus on is our Sheerline Aluminium Roof Lanterns.

 

These ultra-secure, thermally efficient lanterns will flood homes with natural light and add style to any space. These Roof Lanterns are also built specifically with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Innovative Thermlock® technology in all profiles keeps heating bills low. Aluminium also remains external due to the beam assembly which reduces cold-bridging and condensation issues. The high performance 28mm glazing 1.0 U-value W/(m²K) centre pane* is also designed with market-leading thermal efficiency in mind. 

 

We offer products for both public and trade customers and we are able to support you during your construction project. You can access our trade counter or order online. You can arrange for a delivery or buy online and collect in-store – it’s your choice! Get the best prices on premium branded products today!