When considering materials for your build look beyond the traditional built techniques and materials. Of course for some builds traditional methods and materials will be the way forward but there will be many where new and innovative approaches can be used.
The building industry has been and is still moving with the times. it's always good to make contact your local builders merchant but they may not be able to help you with the more energy efficient, sustainable and innovative products now available.
Visit such places as the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, ask your architect, ask your builder, research online, grab ideas from TV programmes. Bricks can be replaced with brick slips, blocks replaced with recycled fast track, build in any weather products, it goes on and on.
SIP, ICF and Arkpro are just a few materials which can save you time, money and ensure your build is as energy efficient as possible.
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