Why loft conversions are good for the environment

This is the way it is…

The world today is very much focused on issues of preserving and maintaining the environment around us. The growing interest and demand in environmentally friendly products and materials is at an all time high. If you’re ecologically minded and care for the environment as much as we do here at Modern Attics then you might be interested in how you can help minimise the impact of your carbon footprint through loft conversions.

What is happening to the average home right now?

So much energy is getting lost through your roof, which is where eco-loft conversions come into play. Without decent insulation in your loft a lot of the valuable energy that you use to heat your home escapes and is permanently lost. This is an expensive waste of your money and an even bigger waste of precious energy. There are so many homes that suffer from energy loss, sometimes without even realising. What happens is that it creates a long-term expense for the residents of said home and costs the environment by default. About 25% of heat is lost through the roof and costs the average household £150 per year.

What can be done about this?

In our line of work we stay compliant to building regulations that are highly geared towards the protection and conservation of the environment. The building and construction industry is just as determined to reduce unnecessary wastage as any other industry.

Alternative materials are available to create an environmentally friendly loft conversion. We’re not just talking insulation either. The loft is a central hub for operational efficiencies in many houses where water tanks, boilers, fuse boxes and operating panels reside. There is always room for improvement.  Containing the energy and harnessing the water are two major priorities in environmentally friendly loft conversions as is the production of energy.

Renewable sources for the home such as solar panels and wind turbines make an effective contribution towards energy needs. Solar panels are being strongly promoted across the United Kingdom and around the world as an alternative source for renewable electricity in the house.

Another key to creating and implementing eco-friendly lofts is to use renewable sources for materials when undertaking the loft conversions. Through the usage of local materials you can be assured that all the wood, steel and affixing nuts and bolts will have expended the minimum amount of energy getting to your door.  Using wood from a sustainable source is an integral factor in this process.

How much will it cost?

You have to ask yourself this question in two ways. The first is “How much will it cost me?” Introducing eco-friendly elements will impact on the overall cost, of course, but the second way of asking this question is “How much will it cost you in the long-term?” How much will it cost you in your rising energy bills? How much will it cost your home in wasted energy? How much will it cost the environment?

Think about your home and consider the future.

Contact us for further information or a free quotation on loft conversions for environmentally friendly homes. We also offer free loft conversions surveys.

Alternatively, you can receive expert advice from our Energy Consultant who can provide a report for you that identifies areas in your home where you could make it more environmentally friendly.

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