Home Comfort isn’t often discussed, but is one of the most important aspects of domestic buildings. Good home comfort means that buildings are warm in winter, cool in summer, don’t have draughts, and aren’t overly humid. It includes air quality and soundproofing too, to take into account every element that contributes to how your home feels.
While we may believe that home comfort is largely taken for granted, in truth many people simply learn to ‘put up’ with various aspects of their homes that aren’t well designed or well built, so they’re even more surprised with the results that can be gained from an eco loft conversion.
The right room temperature makes a huge difference to how your home feels. Eco loft conversions are built to ensure that you can maintain a constant temperature with minimal energy expenditure. Good insulation, triple-glazed windows, and solid doors are just a few of the ways that our team create loft conversions that will stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
If you’ve been to a building that simply feels good, it’s likely that the air quality plays a big part in it. People who have had eco home refurbishments or recently moved to an eco-friendly build have reported fewer breathing difficulties, better sleep, and better overall mood – all things that are associated with good air quality.
Air quality refers to the amount of chemicals, particulates, and other materials in the air that damage human health and the environment in general. Simply using green building materials in your build can drastically reduce the number of chemicals within your home and improve your overall health.
The UK is a very humid country, which makes moisture control incredibly important. If your home doesn’t allow good air circulation and prevents moisture from passing out of the building you could end up with mould or mildew which damage your health and the structure of your home. Eco-friendly building materials such as timber allow moisture to pass through far more easily than cement (which is not a ‘breathable’ material the way that wood is).
While the primary aim for insulation is to keep heat in the building, it has the additional benefit of providing soundproofing for your home. If your neighbours have a noisy dog or you live on a busy road, the constant noise can lead to disturbed sleep patterns and make you irritable. Good insulation in the roof and walls will keep your home quiet and contained, and even stop sound from travelling as far between rooms. This is the final step to ensuring that your home feels like the sanctuary it is, and letting you enjoy your loft conversion in peace and quiet.