As more people become passionate about eco-friendly living and influenced by environmental figures such as David Attenborough, with his most recent plea including joining Instagram at 94 to warn young people that the world needs our help; it is no surprise that sustainability in home renovation is becoming a popular trend. With the government recognising that eco-retrofits are extremely important and an essential step towards a low carbon country as of the 30th September the government have launched a green home grant offering up to £5000 to make green renovations to your home such as adding insulation or double glazing. Whilst renovations centred around sustainability do help the environment and our carbon footprint they also help to save money and improve your home’s resale potential, below we discuss some ways you can reap these benefits and create an eco-friendly home.
With an increasing amount of modern architectural trends focusing upon bringing natural light into our homes to conserve energy and maximise comfort, it is no surprise that roof windows are becoming increasingly popular amongst home renovations and extension projects. There are numerous brands but Velux is the world’s leading manufacturer in roof windows, flat roof windows, and sun tunnels with their brand name expertly chosen to represent the main benefits that Velux windows bring to your home. The VE stands for Ventilation, and ‘Lux’ is the Latin translation for light.
Did you ever think that one day you’d be asked what kind of ceilings you want? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered so that when you are asked that while designing your home, you’ll have more to say than just, “I've never really thought of that.” Read on to be inspired by five of the most common ceilings you can choose from.
So you are ready to move into your forever home. This is a big step and of course, you want it to be perfect! There are so many different factors to consider but the first thing you need to decide is whether to buy a home where you'll be settling for existing designs and layouts, or buying a plot of land to build from the ground up.