Eco-Friendly Custom Home Building Ideas
19 Dec 2019 Custom Building
If you are building a new custom home in BC, most good home builders would recommend striving to make it as environmentally friendly as possible. There are loads of benefits to incorporating eco-friendly custom home building ideas for your new house. On top of being better for the environment, some of these strategies will save you money in the long run and allow your home to fit in with both long-lasting and current home building trends. At Stattonrock Design + Build, we specialize in all kinds of custom home building styles that incorporate eco-friendly designs and features.
Environmentally Friendly Home Building Ideas
With an eco-friendly home, you will be able to save on future fuel and energy bills, offer your family a healthier living space, and feel good in knowing that you are leaving a positive impact on the environment. Some great ideas that could help you to design and build a more environmentally friendly home include:
1. Use Environmentally Friendly Building Materials
There are many different materials that you can use when building your home that are recycled or created in an environmentally sustainable fashion. Sustainably sourced timber and masonry can be found in most areas, and many types of brick and concrete can be created in a way that is both long-lasting, good for the environment, and good for thermal control.
2. Be Strategic with the Sun
There are many ways to take advantage of solar energy and light. When deciding on the placement and positioning of your home on the property and the rooms within it, take into account the light and heat that the sun will be able to bring. Use large, energy-efficient windows to allow plenty of light in. It might also be worth considering using solar panels and incorporating solar design into your home.
3. Build Smaller
When you build smaller, it does not necessarily mean you are thinking smaller. With the right strategy, a small space can be just as useful, impactful, and spacious as a larger home, while still leaving a smaller environmental impact, costing less to build, and being more energy efficient to maintain. You do not have to build a tiny home, but a lot can be done with a smaller footprint.
How a Custom Home Builder Can Help with Eco-Friendly Building
If you are hoping to build an environmentally friendly custom home, make sure that you look for a design/build specialist that is able to help you with the process. The right custom home builder can ensure that your budget is set realistically for the impact that you are hoping to make. They will also have a wealth of ideas that come from experience that might not occur to others and they can incorporate all of the eco-friendly features of your home in a way that is stylish and does not stick out.
If you would like to find out more about eco-friendly custom home building ideas, or to learn more about the services offered by Stattonrock Design + Build, please contact us and we will be sure to get back to you with the information you need.