Has the time come to refurbish your house? If yes, then there’s a lot to think about. From the style of flooring you like best to the type of windows you’d like to install, there are many factors to consider when renovating a property. It’s also important to think carefully about your environmental responsibilities, as there’s no denying that renovating a home will affect your carbon footprint.
Fortunately, however, there are many ways to make your home renovation as eco-friendly as possible. Here are our top tips for doing so:
Choose sustainable building materials
To make your home renovation as eco-friendly as possible, it’s important to choose sustainable building materials such as bamboo, recycled plastic, rammed earth, Timbercrete and recycled steel. By using sustainable and recycled materials, you can help to minimise the demand for virgin materials and put less pressure on the planet.
Opt for eco-friendly building features
Renovating your home gives you the perfect opportunity to install environmentally-friendly building features, such as solar panels and a green roof. You will also have the chance to consider your energy usage and find ways to reduce it, such as by fitting additional windows and having your doors and window panes double-glazed.
Hire a skip from a responsible waste collection company
It’s no secret that renovating your house can generate a lot of waste, and it’s important to think carefully about how you’re going to dispose of it. One of the most effective options is to hire a skip, as this will allow you to collect and dispose of all waste conveniently and safely, not to mention in a way that’s kind to the planet.
To make sure your renovation waste is being disposed of responsibly, we’d recommend hiring a professional collection company dedicated to separating and recycling your rubbish where possible, such as Paul Riddel Skips.
Based in Lincolnshire, we’re proud to offer cheap skip hire services to domestic, commercial and industrial customers in the local area, in addition to waste disposal, asbestos disposal and scrap metal recycling. For more information about how we could help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Paul Riddel Skips today.