Due to concerns over global warming, housing developments have started to adopt eco-friendlier practices. New homes are now being built with a variety of eco-friendly and sustainable features.

Here, we’ll look at some of the ways new homes are being built with sustainability in mind. If you’re planning on building a property, the features below are just some of the things you’ll want to focus on.

Increased insulation

When it comes to building an eco-friendly home, insulation is extremely important. Poor quality insulation can cause the home to lose a lot of its heat, meaning you’ll need to use more energy to heat it up. Insulation also helps to make the home more soundproof. So, if you’re building a property right next to another, good quality insulation is going to be crucial for adequate sound reduction.

There are a lot of different types of insulation available today. So, it’s worth researching the different types to ensure you’re choosing the eco-friendliest option for your new build.

Choosing more sustainable materials

Construction workers are choosing to use more sustainable materials in new builds, compared to traditional concrete options. There are a lot of alternative materials to choose from, with bamboo, recycled plastic, rammed earth and wood being just some of the options available. Take your time to research these alternative materials before choosing the bets one for your property.

Once you have chosen your eco-friendly materials, it’s important to monitor the build and ensure you’ve chosen the best contractors. To save time and potentially money, it’s a good idea to consider using the services of a company such as Andrews, who can take control of numerous parts of the development process, including site inspections.

High quality windows

A simple and surprisingly affordable way to create an eco-friendly build, is to invest in triple glazed windows. These won’t just help to trap heat into the home, they’ll also help to keep noise to a minimum. This is especially useful when you’re building the property near a main road. Similarly, you’ll want to invest in a high-quality door for the same reason.

The cost of making eco-friendly features in a new build can be off-putting. However, financial help may be available. Contact your local authorities to see whether you might be applicable for green grants which you can put towards the cost of the improvements. You’ll also want to shop around to find the cheapest alternative materials.

As you can see, there’s a lot of ways to make your new property more sustainable. Interestingly, building sustainable housing can be a lot more affordable than traditional housing. So, if you are building a new property, be sure to make sustainability a priority.

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