4 eco-friendly home renovations
June 6, 2019
Climate change is a hot topic in the news with several London protests and school pupils around the UK demanding action. These protests have echoed the feeling of many people across the country: we need to do more. While the debate rages on in the Houses of Parliament, every homeowner can do their bit by considering renovating their home in an eco-friendly way.
Update to aluminium windows in your Buckinghamshire home
Aluminium is a natural material used for producing windows. It’s inherently robust, secure and almost completely recyclable. Aluminium windows offer a stylish and modern aesthetic to any home. The range of aluminium windows in Buckinghamshire from Jack of Glass can be fully customised, allowing you to select your ideal style and finishes with a massive range of colours to choose from.
On top of this, these frames are known for their energy efficiency, with their unique multi-chambered profile reducing heat loss by up to 60%. Combined with our double or triple glazed units, aluminium windows will lower your energy bills and could reduce your carbon footprint.
Use recycled or reclaimed materials
The unexpected and up-and-coming trend in the interior design community over the past few years is using recycled or reclaimed materials for home improvement projects. These materials provide a perfect blank canvas for budding DIY enthusiasts. Give reclaimed wood a chance and use it for flooring, countertops, drawers or household furniture.
Not a DIY aficionado? Some home improvement retailers offer products made from recycled materials such as plastic.
You can also do your bit by scouring second-hand furniture shops and giving the item a touch-up.
Switch the energy efficient products
Using less energy is good for your wallet and the environment. Over the past few years, companies have sought to make their products more energy efficient with the spotlight being on the eco-friendly revolution.
According to This is Money, swapping your C energy-rated fridge freezer for an A +++ rated equivalent could save you up to £113 a year. Perform an energy audit on the appliances in your kitchen and throughout the home, such as your fridge freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine, as replacing these white goods could save you money in the long run.
Opt for eco-friendly paint
Many paints have a high level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). These carbon-based compounds can be harmful to health. Professional painters have a 20% increased risk of lung cancer according to the World Health Organisation. If that wasn’t bad enough, VOCs also contribute to global warming. Using paints with little to no levels of VOCs will benefit the environment and your health.
Double glazing experts in Amersham and throughout Buckinghamshire
Let Jack of Glass assist with your next home improvement project. With over 30 years of experience, we offer an extensive range of windows, doors and other glass products to suit any home and taste. For more information about our products or services, contact us online or give us a call on 01494 611 107.