An Eco New Build
Our initial search is for a piece of land on which we can build a new eco-friendly property. The reason for this approach is that this will give us the opportunity to design and build in all our chosen eco characteristics as we attempt to make our property ‘zero carbon’.
This will no doubt present many challenges; as we have all seen episodes of Grand Designs when it all does not go quite to plan! At the same time however this approach provides a blank canvas with which to incorporate all our ideas and create a unique home.
Starting from scratch when building a house also dictates that we must give consideration to the environmental impact during the creation of the building materials that are to be used.
Whilst the main focus is normally the level of carbon emissions (Co2) that a house emits ongoing the consideration that is sometimes neglected is that of the emissions generated in creating the materials that will be used to build the house. (also known as the embodied energy they hold)
We hope to show that we can take a previously unused piece of land and from it create a home; our very own eco house.
Building a house with minimal impact on the environment that then generates minimal (if not zero) carbon emissions ongoing is a very exciting concept!
We hope to show this concept to be achievable and perhaps give some insight into the framework for house building in the future