Understanding Sustainability – The Self-Build Series

Understanding Sustainability – The Self-Build Series

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.

Should I build a Passivhaus?

Should I build a Passivhaus?

The real decision is whether you feel the additional expense, normally around 8-10% of the build cost, is worth it to have the most comfortable house you’ll ever own that requires virtually no heating.

Building Passivhaus – How much money will I save on running costs?

Building Passivhaus – How much money will I save on running costs?

In the UK the average 85m2 home spends almost £600 a year on heating and around £1350 on energy as a whole. It may seem incredible but reducing your heating bill to the cost of a cup of tea per day is entirely possible, saving many hundreds, even thousands of pounds per year for many.

Self-builder – what is a sustainable home?

Self-builder – what is a sustainable home?

A truly sustainable home would be one that is constructed from renewable materials that do not damage the environment and that operates with little or no impact on the environment. It would be in or near a town/city to minimise travel and would manage rain and waste water to reduce impact on sewers, etc.