We can offer a wide range of services for your eco-friendly refurbishment, take a look at our top services below.
Sustainable Walling Materials
Walls have the biggest effect on a building's overall environmental impact. They are also responsible for most of the heat loss from a house. Ecotech normally consider the breathability of the walls as breathable walls can help to offset the highs and lows of humidity caused by modern living, helping to promote a healthy internal environment. Ecotech choose to design & build a breathable wall, we must make sure that the moisture is always drawn outwards, not directed inwards into the building! This can be achieved by using different renders on the internal and external walls.
We encourage the use of Natural insulation materials, such as hemp, flax and wool. They have been the most interesting products for low carbon construction, becoming widely recognized for their sustainability. Natural insulation materials often require a greater thickness of insulation in comparison with standard materials in order to achieve the same U-values, but it is a particularly sustainable choice. Due to the hygroscopic nature of the material, the insulation is able to absorb, store and release moisture, naturally controlling condensation levels within the building and improving internal air quality.