From local builders through to international construction companies, the increased recognition for the widespread use of sustainable building techniques is set to transform the development landscape, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.
And no more so than in the UK, where research has found that reverting back to traditional construction methods will reap greater sustainable rewards.
Millions of pounds are being invested nationally by government bodies into sustainable construction projects, in order to conventionalise new building techniques, showcasing them to an international audience and providing opportunities for craftsmen, local painters and local plumbers to learn new skills. But, according to experts, sustainable development will benefit most widely by reverting back to single-skin timber frame buildings.
This move would bid farewell to cavity wall insulation and see the UK return to pre-20th century building design, focusing on the use of solid wall construction.
Experts say that this return to single-skin walling is set to become the norm within ten years not only through the environmental benefits it offers, but also the economical rewards it would create - in the short-term it would reduce the cost of the average construction project, whilst providing long-term savings both in energy and household bills.
If this prediction turns out to be true, this shift would transform the physical landscape of house building in the UK; homes that are significantly different in design to what we're used to will be the order of the day.
Andrew Skipwith, CEO of Ratedpeople.com, says: “Experts have found that the environmental and economical benefits of single-skin walling may begin to outweigh the aesthetics of a home for many consumers, thus making it normal for us to use this technique in building our homes. As its popularity increases, this will give tradespeople more opportunity to showcase their specialist skills and knowledge."
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