Eco-Friendly Ideas to Incorporate into your Custom Home
With the ever-growing awareness and the importance of eco-friendly living, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact. There are plenty of ways to incorporate eco-friendly ideas into the construction of your custom home; from using sustainable building materials to sourcing renewable energy sources.
Design and Building Materials
When it comes to designing and constructing your custom home, it pays to be aware of available eco-friendly building materials and renewable energy sources. For instance, natural-fibre insulation, such as wood chips, is an increasingly popular alternative to synthetic fibres like fibreglass. Timbers are also an effective way of keeping heat and energy in the property.
If you’re looking for creative solutions, Prosser Built is your leading custom home builder in the South West that can help you create a home that uses renewable sources of energy, such as solar or wind power.
There are a range of building features designed to reduce energy consumption like double glazed windows. These help keep your temperatures regulated but also reduce energy bills.
Another great option is to add water-saving fixtures such as low-flow toilets and showerheads. Investing in smart technology like smart thermostats or home automation systems can further help monitor and regulate energy and water usage in your custom home.
Rather than opting for standard asphalt for your driveway and walkway, explore permeable pavement options which are designed to let rainwater seep into the ground rather than running off into the sewer system. This is a great way to ensure water doesn’t go to waste, while being a clever idea for watering your lawn!
Your Expert in Eco-Friendly Custom Homes
With the global trend of sustainable custom home design, don’t be left behind. If you're interested in building your own energy-efficient home, get in touch with the Prosser Built Homes team today. We offer high-quality services, whilst providing affordable homes for all our clients. Talk to our team today.