As part of our commitment to the environment, we provide a range of green materials to use in your eco loft conversion. We combine this practice with eco-friendly building processes to ensure that your conversion minimises your carbon footprint, reduces your energy consumption, and doesn’t harm the environment at any stage.
We work with a number of leading suppliers to give you the best quality building materials on the market.
Eco-Friendly Loft Insulation
Green insulation is created from organic sources, and provides some of the most effective insulation there is. Our organic loft insulation can come from sheep’s wool, recycled newspapers, hemp, or cork. In addition to being excellent insulators, these materials have numerous other benefits such as being non-toxic, non-irritant, and – in some cases- resistant to fire and rodent attack.
Green loft insulation is requires less energy to produce than standard glass fibre insulation, and is completely safe to handle.
The timber doors used in our loft conversions comply with all fire safety requirements, while ensuring that the building materials used are environmentally-friendly. These doors are made from sustainably-sourced timber and comply with industry certifications.
Poor glazing can hugely increase your energy consumption, heat loss, and the number of harmful compounds in your home. That’s why we use triple-glazed insulation in our loft conversions, and ensure that none of the materials used contain harmful or toxic substances that can affect your air quality.
A favoured material in Scandinavia and the Alps, timber structures and walls maintain comfortable air quality while providing excellent insulation. Unlike concrete or metal, timber is a breathable material which will ensure that your loft conversions don’t become too humid or uncomfortable even when all of the windows are closed. Combined with our green insulation, they also ensure that you minimise the number of toxins and harmful elements found in your home.
Eco-Friendly Flooring and Membrane
We try to minimise our environmental impact with every single building material that we use – this includes flooring and flooring membranes. Environmentally-friendly flooring typically has a certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to show that the wood has been taken from well-managed forests. When using FSC-certified products, you know that trees are being replaced after being felled and that every link in that supply chain has been rigorously assessed.
While your roofing materials depend on your existing roof and house structure, we will always work to find a green alternative. This may include using more energy efficient materials or using recycled shingles made from rubber or wood fibre. Some homes also opt to use reclaimed shingles to fit in with their current aesthetic without the environmental impact of creating new tiles.