Eco-friendly home improvements ‘are in demand at the moment’

With public awareness of the environment seemingly on the up, it stands to reason that many more of us might be looking to instigate home improvements that work both for our properties and the world around us.

Of course, there are plenty of features and products you can install that should reduce your reliance on gas and electricity, drive down your energy bills and ensure you are doing your bit for the environment. You might want to enlist the services of a builder, electrician or other tradesman to carry out some of the work for you, so that it will be completed to the highest standard.

Mike Shufflebotham, sales manager at Green Building Store, has spoken of some of the technologies that are currently causing a storm in the market. When asked what are the most in demand solutions of the current time, he named timber windows and doors, water-saving urinals, low-flush toilets and mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems as his top options.

Commenting on the increasing focus many of you have on the environment, Mr Shufflebotham said: “It is definitely raised on people’s agendas, but it is more on the monetary side of thing than anything to do with CO2. It tends to be from the monetary element that they look at it and the long-term saving of money.”

If Gavin Dunn of the Property and Energy Professionals Association is to be believed, you will find it easier as a homeowner to join the green revolution than many businesses do. Speaking at the GreenBuildExpo in Manchester recently, he said the residential eco-friendly improvements process makes more sense to people at the moment.

As such, it might be wise to start thinking about exactly what you can do to adhere to some of the latest green regulations and start to reap the benefits.

Post your eco-enhancing job on and wait for local tradesmen to get in touch with their ideas and quotes on how to make your home better for its surroundings.

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