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Use stone for green home improvements

Whether you are plotting a new kitchen floor, a living room feature or even an extension, the use of stone has been picked out as an action that will boost the eco-friendliness of your work.

Bernard Burns, managing director of CWO, has suggested the material has “many innate attributes” that combine to make it one of the greenest substances on the market. The good news is that it can be used in a raft of home improvement projects, in a variety of ways and for different purposes.

For instance, whether you have hired a builder to construct a brand new room or simply want to have a new flooring surface laid, stone is undoubtedly a top option.

“It is versatile, capable of being processed into a multitude of shapes and sizes, colours and textures – and it can be used for floors, walls, arches and roofs – either structural or decorative – or both,” Mr Burns stated.

The expert went on to detail the advantages of using stone from an environmental perspective. He said: “Stone blends well with the natural landscape and can easily be recycled for other building purposes. When used intelligently, stone can be a sustainable building solution.”

Reasons to go green do not start and end with the prospect of doing your bit for the environment, though, as there are also financial benefits to be had. Charles Dowson, founder of Be Energy Smart, recently urged Britons to install eco-friendly solutions in their homes, with these said to have the ability to trigger cost reductions.

Stone could perhaps become an increasingly attractive option as it combines the best of British style with adherence to all the latest green regulations and advice in the market. Your only tough decision may be exactly where and how to use it in the home.

Post your eco-enhancing job on RatedPeople.com 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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