Are you an Aucklander thinking of building a new eco-friendly house?
Eco-friendly Built House
Eco-friendly built house is described as a mega-trend worldwide as concerns about how we live impacts the world we live in, not to mention more Government regulation towards environmentally friendly building, and doubts about the reliability of infrastructure like water and power supply.
Making eco-decisions about your new build home may be as simple as power and heating efficiency to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills. For others it may be self-sufficiency through solar power and on-site water supply—even using eco-friendly and recycled materials in the build.
Cain Built recognises that there are many elements that go into the decisions about your new home build, not least the importance of incorporating sustainable practices into the construction process itself.
For some time, Cain Built has helped clients build power and heat efficient homes with features like underfloor heating and reducing thermal gaps to minimise heat loss, while also prioritising recycling water and maximising a home’s orientation towards the sun.
However, Cain Built can help you take it further using eco-friendly materials and reducing our carbon footprint during the building process.
One way Cain Built is making strides towards sustainable building practices is by incorporating thermally modified woods into our projects. These woods are treated without preservatives, and they also capture carbon, making them a more environmentally friendly option than traditional building materials. Additionally, they are stable, good quality, and a practical choice for builders.
Timber products like Accoya, Abodo, and LUNAWOOD are some of the thermally modified woods that Cain Built uses. All are good options for those wanting a dark exterior to their home. Of these, Accoya has the longest warrantied service life. Abodo offers a range of products, including cladding, decking, and timber screens, while LUNAWOOD uses only steam and heat in their thermal modification process.
By using these eco-friendly materials, Cain Built is making a conscious effort to reduce the environmental impact of our building projects. We also emphasise the importance of considering the carbon footprint of the transportation of building materials when making sustainable choices.
While we acknowledge that green building practices can be more expensive than traditional methods, we believe that the long-term benefits are worth the extra cost. By building homes that are energy-efficient and sustainable, you can save money on your energy bills in the long run while also reducing your impact on the environment.
Cain Built’s commitment to sustainable building practices is just one example of the growing trend towards an eco-consciousness in the New Zealand home building industry. As more companies recognise the importance of reducing their carbon footprint, we can expect to see even more green building practices becoming the norm in the future.