Back to Earth provides essential knowledge, materials and support 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.


The Self-Build Series

April 27, 2016

Chris has put together a four stage 'Self-Build Series' to help first time self-builders navigate through the enormous amount of information available and help them achieve their goals for sustainable construction. These guides are for anyone, new to construction, embarking on a sustainable building project.  1. Should I build a sustainable home?  2. The 8 questions you should ask your architect before building your sustainable home. 3. How do I manage my project effectively? 4. What will it be like living in my sustainable home?

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Insulating Old Buildings with Ultra-Thin Wood Fibre (UdiIN2CM)

April 07, 2016

What are the problems faced when insulating old buildings? Higher heat loss and heating costs Difficulties insulting narrow/small spaces Condensation and mould growth Damage to the timber within walls Problems with wall materials that don’t take and hold a fixing What is our solution? UdiIN2CM is a new, high performance insulation designed to massively improve comfort in solid walled historic buildings. The system can reduce heat loss through walls by up to 65% improving levels of comfort and dramatically reducing heating requirement. What scenarios does UdiIN2CM perform best in?   UdiIN2CM is ideal for use in narrow rooms where space is a premium. The simplicity of bonding the boards to the surface of the wall means it is fast to install and...

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