What is Fabric First?
Fabric first sustainable building entails looking at the materials used within a green build, and considering the energy and carbon used to create them and transport them, as well as considering the pollution, resource use, habitat destruction, and other environmental impacts of producing and using those materials.
Using a Fabric First approach when building your loft conversion can significantly lower associated carbon emissions and ensure that your new building work is both healthy and environmentally friendly.
What is Considered under Fabric First?
Fast – how quickly materials are created and then added to the build
Accurate – how accurate the design and manufacture process is (to reduce waste)
Best practice – how it performs and how sustainability targets are reached
Robust – how strong and durable the materials are
Innovative – whether the materials meet green building requirements
Cost-effective – materials used should ideally involve less time, materials, and waste
Flexible – materialsshould give space and design flexibility
Insulated – materials should have good thermal and acoustic properties to create healthy, warm spaces
Reliable – materials should not create air leaks or draughts (initially or over time)
Sustainable – production and use of the materials should be sustainable
Trusted – materials should be ETA approved and found throughout Europe, America, and the UK
How Does EcoLoft Build Fabric First Loft Conversions?
As part of our commitment to green building design, we offer a range of Fabric First options to ensure that your loft conversion is as healthy and environmentally sound as possible. This option means that you reduce the CO2 emissions during your build and for the lifetime of your conversion.
Our approach includes using sustainable materials, energy-efficient design and building methods, and working to the Code for Sustainable Homes to ensure that we are using techniques and practices recommended by the UK’s experts.