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How long do timber frame homes last?

The life span of any building depends on the life of materials used for its construction. Indirectly, it is depending on ageing of the material and how long it takes to deteriorate. Material deterioration can be affected by many factors; quality of material, and external factors like weather conditions. Timber frames are available in many…
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Why MVHRS improve the quality of your life?

Why MVHRS improve the quality of your life? Ventilation is necessary for better indoor air quality. Few modern house are capitalising on this straightforward solution to maximising comfort all year around, while old building were built without because of a lack of knowledge and desire to design and build to a good standard. Mechanical ventilation…
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Passivhaus timber frame, fabric first

What is Fabric first construction?

What is Fabric first construction? The fabric first construction approach highlights the energy efficiency of a building when it is first designed, it begins at the start of the design phase of the project and lasts until the development is complete. In traditional constructions energy efficiency is assumed to be acceptably if the construction methods…
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Why timber is better than steel in sustainable buildings?

Choosing a material for the construction of zero carbon buildings is a thoughtful process. Mostly used materials include timber and steel, but, how to choose the one for your project is a major question. The climatic conditions and availability of particular materials can help to make a choice. If sustainability is concerned timber is the…
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What is passive house retrofit?

Retrofitting is the process of converting an old house into a new one by renovating to a high energy standard. A passive house is an environment responsive house design which ensures a healthy lifestyle. That means you are renovating your conventional house to an environment-friendly passive house with reduced carbon emissions, in pursuit of a…
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EPC rating A for PureHaus

We are very proud to have build 2 of the most efficient homes in the country to then be sold to the public. Typically these dreams are only realised by self-builders. Day by day we are proving super low energy homes with tiny carbon foot print. This can be done on a commercial scale to…
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10 Reasons to Buy a Sustainable Home: The Future of Green Living

The world is changing. More and more people are becoming environmentally conscious and are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re one of those people, then buying a sustainable home might be something you’re considering. There are many reasons to buy a sustainable home. Some people may be worried about the environment…
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Off-Site Manufacturing: 7 Reasons It’s The Future of Housebuilding

The construction industry is undoubtedly in a state of chaos, with homebuilders struggling to keep up with demand and creating vast amounts of waste that’s taking its toll on the environment. Such issues have plagued on-site construction methods for a long time, brought on by years of inefficiency and rising costs. Ultimately, this has led…
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Development of ‘near carbon zero’ homes at Bradford site give a glimpse of the future of housebuilding

A DEVELOPMENT of eco homes in Bradford has been completed, and could inspire future housing across Yorkshire. Although it is made up of just two homes, the Pure Meadows scheme in Oakenshaw could prove to be one of the most significant housing developments in Bradford. The properties, at Sugden Street, are as near to being…
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Home of the future’ to be unveiled at Harrogate Climate Action Festival thanks to Pure Haus

There has been plenty of talk about tackling carbon emissions but the first-ever Harrogate Climate Action Festival seeks to offer something different. Graham Chalmers talked to some of the participants about how next month’s event will focus on practical ways of changing our lives for the better. Continue reading…….

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