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 Resources.

Here you’ll find our latest how to guides, videos and analysis of materials.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

EPD’s are a uniform way to evidence the environmental impacts of manufacturing and using a product through a Life Cycle Analysis or LCA. This enables us to assess the embodied carbon associated with any particular construction, make comparisons between materials and therefore reduce the environmental impact of construction.

Useful People, Links & Design Tools

Useful People, Links & Design Tools

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 Useful People, Links & Design Tools We’re always on the lookout for design tools, links and expert insights we can use to help our clients build sustainably with confidence. Here we’ve included a categorised...

BIO-CIRC project

BIO-CIRC project

We’re excited to be working on an innovative EU funded project looking at recycling duvets and other synthetic bedding fibres.

In Praise of Clay Plaster

In Praise of Clay Plaster

In spite of coming from a background of building with clay (cob construction) I have only recently re-visited how this extremely abundant and very sustainable material can help us in the retrofitting of buildings.

‘Hard to Treat’ Buildings – Our Key Considerations

‘Hard to Treat’ Buildings – Our Key Considerations

Buildings that aren’t straight forward to insulate are something we work on a lot! There are millions of so called ‘hard to treat’ buildings across the UK which require thermally upgrading to improve the living conditions within them and also to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from them.

A Climate Emergency and what we can do

A Climate Emergency and what we can do

We all owe a great deal of thanks to the likes of Greta Thunberg and the millions of children and young adults that have finally started bringing many of us to our senses and waking up to the reality of human induced climate change.

Fire toxicity of Building products

Fire toxicity of Building products

In this article we discuss the effect of fire on synthetic insulation materials rather than natural fibres such as wood fibre, as the impact of these products is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Wet process vs Dry process wood fibre insulation

Wet process vs Dry process wood fibre insulation

Wet-process and dry-process wood fibre boards may look the same on the surface but there are a few differences that we think our customers should be aware of when selecting wood fibre insulation boards.

This is the area where we have all of the data sheets relating to the use of the following products.

This is the area where we have all of the data sheets relating to the use of the following products.

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CPD Training

We offer CPD training for architects practices across Devon and Cornwall.

Software Modelling

We offer dynamic heat and moisture modelling as well as condensation risk analyses.

Building Plan Review

If you have some plans and would like our opinion on which materials would be the best for you, contact us.

Overview

Back to Earth is a natural building material supplier. We're not your typical builders'​ merchant though and instead work closely with our clients during the planning, designing and building phases of projects.

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