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Save money and the environment with an eco-friendly build

by TG Escapes | Apr 23, 2013 | Blog, Residential

The last few months have given us one of the coldest winters in decades and as the temperatures plummeted, many homeowners were seeing their energy bills move just as fast in the other direction. Cold weather is expensive and keeping yourself warm when your home isn’t energy efficient costs a small fortune.

Choosing to build with energy efficiency in mind can help reduce your bills throughout the seasons. It’s not always as simple as reaching for another jumper rather than the thermostat so it’s important to consider how your space could cost you less. Selecting eco-friendly options will not just benefit the environment around you, it can also benefit you, your home and your expenses.

At The Garden Escape, when we start any new build, we have a list of methods and materials that we use to ensure that once the job is done, homeowners will benefit from it for years to come. To help you save the most money on your energy bills we take particular care with:

  • Roof and wall construction. Our structural insulated panel system is one of the most sustainable on the market and is installed with high performance airtight construction.
  • Doors and windows. We use draught sealed, treated hardwood screens that are fitted with high performance units and have double-glazed coated low-emissivity. We can add Argon cavity fill for additional thermal performance.
  • Heating. By using instantaneous hot water units, our builds have hot water on demand. This has significantly lower energy demands than storage units. We also offer a range of space heating units that are some of the most energy efficient on the market.
  • Lighting and electrical. One of the biggest expenses in a home is the lighting and electrical bills. By ensuring that your lighting is tailored to your needs and uses the best low-energy supplies, we can help you reduce these bills far into the future.

All of the methods and materials we use ensure that we can give at least a ‘B’ rating on any building that needs an Energy Performance Certificate. By making your home more environmentally friendly, you can save money on heating and electrical bills. This leaves you with the reassurance that you are causing as little damage to the environment as possible and with more spare change to spend on something more exciting.

About the author

TG Escapes
Providing net-zero timber frame buildings since 2003. As a gold member of the Structural Timber Association we are fully compliant to design, manufacture and build giving us full control of the quality of all the timber components in our system.

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