Nowadays we are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of building an eco-friendly home, take for example this new build of an eco-house at Young's Park Road, Goodrington, where local architects from Quintessential Design, ROB WIGGINGTON AND LUKE WILLIAMS show us the choice of building fabric, which has a major effect on a home's overall energy consumption, as well as its environmental rating.
IF YOU have been down to Goodrington lately you may have seen a new home being constructed down beside the railway lines.
This however is not your average new build, using an innovative timber frame panel system which is manufactured and then delivered to site.
Not only is this an incredibly precise way to build as the kit is built in factory controlled conditions away from the elements but also very quick and efficient too. It took a mere three-and-a-half days to take it from the foundations to a wind and watertight shell.
To put this into perspective it would take a comparable brick or block work build 16 weeks to get to this stage.
Quintessential Design and consultancy are a local company based in Preston who are passionate about building eco-friendly, affordable, high quality housing.
Also known as Qdac the company is run by Rob Wigginton, an architect with over seventeen years' of experience in designing quality developments within the region and Luke Williams who has a background in property investment and development.
They offer a comprehensive range of pre designed properties from bungalows to large family homes and are also able to design bespoke homes to suit your personal requirements.
The materials used in every project allow each element of the building to play a role in minimising heat loss, thus making this form of property eco-friendly and extremely cost effective at the construction stage and for years to come.
The choice of building fabric has a major effect on a home's overall energy consumption, as well as its environmental rating. In both of these considerations timber frame construction scores very highly.
So whatever your dream home may be, with their help, expertise and experience it could soon become a reality for you.