sionals and contractors needed. ONE of the great things about self-building is that it’s easy to make your home environmentally friendly because you’re starting from scratch.
As well as obvious things, like insulating as much as possible and choosing energy-efficient windows, self-builders can incorporate big eco home improvements, such as solar panels, heat pumps and grey-water recycling systems in a more costeffective way than homeowners who have to retrofit them.
Combine measures like these with environmentally friendly building materials and you can create an extremely green self-build.
Ask your architect about this early on so it can be incorporated into the design.