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Eco Friendly Tips For People Building Their Own Home

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If you’ve decided that selling your current property, buying some land, and building a new home to accommodate the specific requirements of your family is a good idea this year, then now is the time to start making plans. Although this is one of the least costly ways of achieving your dream, it will involve a lot of time and effort, and is likely to take at least six months to complete, which means you’ll definitely encounter inconveniences during the process. Even so, with the right information and a clear image of what you wish to create, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to build something truly amazing. Obviously, you’ll need to find a suitable plot first, but you should have no trouble with that; just check out an online land sale.

Those of you with an interest in saving the planet will have a little more to consider than everyone else because you’ll obviously want to limit the impact your new property has on the environment. Still, I’ve been doing some research for a nature-loving friend over the last couple of days, and so I’ve managed to uncover some really fantastic tips that are certain to make your home more in tune with its surroundings. So, take a few minutes to read through all the information below, and I’m sure you’ll come away with a better understanding of what you can do to go green, and stay green in your new abode.

Use Recycled Materials Wherever Possible

It’s probably best you buy some new bricks rather than use recycled once, but you should be able to source everything else from reused stock. Any roofing beams you install can be taken from old homes or barns, any roofing tiles you use can be sourced second hand, and all doors can be obtained through the same means. Sure, you might have to sand them down and give them a new coat of paint, but just think of how much you’ll be helping to reduce waste.

Install Solar Panels For Power

Not only will solar panels mean the electricity you use won’t come from burning oil, but the chances are that you’ve have lots of energy left over which can be fed back into the grid, meaning that other people will also avoid using every from oil. On top of this, most western governments run schemes for people who use solar panels, and this means you should receive a healthy payment at the end of each year for the energy you’ve created but haven’t used.

Harvesting Rainwater

Lastly, if you really want to be at one with nature and limit your impact on the environment to the fullest, installing a system that harvests rainwater could be the perfect final step. Obviously, you won’t want to drink this water unless you’re totally desperate, but it can be used for watering the garden and numerous other applications. This will decrease your service bills and ensure you’re saving the planet at the same time.

Well guys, that’s me done for today, but hopefully I’ll be back soon with more top tips for the average eco warrior. Good luck with the building project, I’m certain you’ll make the right decisions and everything will run smoothly.

See you next time!

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