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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
We regularly get asked whether it is better to insulate walls and roofs internally or externally and why so in this article I’ll discuss the merits of each.
In simple terms, this is a layer on the inner face of the construction fabric of the building which is used to reduce moisture flow into and through the walls, roof or floor. This is to prevent damaging levels of condensation occurring in the fabric of the building which in turn would cause decay in timber, corrosion in metals or frost damage in masonry.
To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here How to cut and install flexible wood fibre Insulation Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. One question we get ask a lot by clients is 'what's the best way to...
To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here. The benefits of using clay plaster Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. Clay plasters are often associated with more 'way-out' construction or very niche historic...
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We offer dynamic heat and moisture modelling as well as condensation risk analyses.
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.