There’s a lot of work that goes into planning and designing a new build. On the one hand, a new build gives you control over every aspect of your new home’s design. However, being in charge of the design leaves you with a lot of decisions to make – for example, what can you do to make your home more sustainable? What building trends are popular at the moment, and are they worth including in your home?
The good news is that making these plans doesn’t have to be overwhelming. At Straight Up Builders, we have years of expertise when it comes to new builds. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top three sustainable trends in new builds, so you can find out more about them and decide which ones are right for your new build.
Let’s take an in-depth look at a selection of these trends:
One particularly effective way to make your home more sustainable is to design your home to be as energy-efficient as possible. There are a number of ways to achieve this, such as selecting building materials that insulate the house and installing windows with double or triple glazing. The more energy-efficient your new build is, the less energy you will need to use to heat your home during colder months. Not only is this good for the environment, but it’s also a great way for you to save money.
Using sustainable materials in the construction of your new building is a building trend that’s definitely worth following. Sustainable materials help to reduce the impact that your home’s construction has on the environment. Where possible, you should opt for recycled and renewable materials if you want to ensure that your new build is sustainable.
Another popular sustainable trend is to design your home to conserve water. You could include a rainwater recycling system, or something as simple as water-efficient taps, which have sensors that detect exactly when to stop or start letting the water run. This means you can conserve water and cut down on your utility bills.
If you’re planning to build your own home in Tauranga and you’re feeling inspired by any of these trends, Straight Up Builders can help to make your dreams a reality. We can take your new build from start to finish, so contact us today to get started.