House Building & The Environment

Going Green In House Building

The image of house construction, to the glance of the passer-by, would not seemed to have changed a great deal over the years.

Site clearance, and foundation digging, with a varying assortment of trench digging mini-diggers, dumpers, and all-powerful back-hoe machinery goes on as it seems to on all sites, followed by endless quantities of cement mixing, as blocks and bricks slowly rise week after week.

There is an alternative type of construction gaining ground in Britain, helped, not least, by the Government’s drive towards zero carbon housing, and that is a prefabricated timber frame construction.

Although requiring similar foundation laying, the process of the build is far quicker. The factory-built frames are Continue reading “House Building & The Environment”