Back to Earth provides essential knowledge and materials to those seeking to improve building performance.


The solutions we offer at Back to Earth are practical, robust and above all, simple.

We offer design and installation guidance on all of our products so if these materials and systems are new to you or you need any advice, just call or email us with any questions and we’ll do our best to help.

We take a ‘Fabric First’ approach to construction which focusses on the materials used to build or renovate your home before deciding on the systems that will heat, ventilate and cool it.

Our focus is on roof, wall and floor insulation and how they can help keep you warm in winter, cool in summer and improve resilience.

This way we can help you create highly efficient, low energy or Passivhaus homes which stay comfortable in a warming world.

The materials and systems you see here are an investment into the fabric of your home, one that helps reduce your reliance on heating, cooling and excessive ventilation.



The products are selected from companies who demonstrate high levels of both technical and practical understanding.

This ensures we can give you the help you need to use them and that you’ll be happy with the final results.

Through our unique understanding of building materials and the construction process we provide the most energy efficient materials available to create comfortable and healthy indoor spaces.

Many of our products are made from recyclable and recycled materials, ensuring the minimum impact on the environment and allowing you to create a true eco home.

If you'd like to get in touch to discuss your project, we'd love to hear from you. We're always happy to talk things through and share our ideas on how to make your sustainable building project a success.

Please do give us a call on 01392 861763. If you'd like to contact us via email, you can get in touch here.


How to install frameless windows into an insulation system

September 13, 2016

When installing windows, particularly windows with no visible fixed frame such as Velfac windows, it's really important to get the detailing correct. Few manufacturers seem to offer details for awkward junctions such as sill corners which can lead to poor or leaking installations. We regularly get asked how to detail windows when installing our insulation systems so we’ve put together some key points to bare in mind when doing so. Windows without any fixed frame to finish the render system against, require more planning than a standard casement window. We usually recommend lining the head and sides of the reveal with our 20mm wood fibre reveal boards and covering the area from the front of the reveal to the inner...

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The importance of using external wall insulation materials that are strong, durable and robust, pre-installation

August 09, 2016

The problem: One area that is sometimes overlooked whilst on site is the weather tolerance of the materials being used. The UK is well known for it’s high rainfall and for it’s ability to surprise, at any time of the year. We believe that when building, materials should be robust enough to withstand the weather and being handled by installers. The last thing you need on a building site is for your materials to break or become so saturated with water, they’re not fit for use. The prospect of having at best to replace or at worst, buy some new material, is extremely inconvenient; especially if budgets and timeframes for the project are tight. When using wood fibre insulation boards...

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