Building Materials

Watching What’s Underfoot: Sustainable Flooring Options

I have really struggled with choosing a floor material that has the right balance of affordability, durability, and sustainability. There are so many options! When I started exploring them online, I quickly recognized the differences in cost, durability, and environmental impact are astonishing. There is a lot to consider.

Timber Cladding

When undertaking a house build project, there are lots of ways to dress up the exterior of your home. When pursuing rural builds, timber cladding is a clever way to help a home to blend into the landscape. However, when cladding is part of the design, then comes a sometimes overwhelming choice: what sort of cladding should I use? Timber is a renewable resource, but is it the most sustainable? The most practical? The best value for money? 

Porous Paving

Porous paving is a method of giving structure to the ground for the purposes of providing vehicle access. Could it be the alternative to tarmac or asphalt-based road surface materials you've been looking for? Porous paving is a method of providing a structural base for a road or path, but leaving space between the structural elements, allowing plants to continue growing across the road surface.

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