Loft Conversions and Our Green Credentials
Green Loft Conversions by Touchstone Lofts
We all need to take responsibility for a greener future. This includes Loft Conversion specialists like ourseleves. Businesses need to act and include in their priorities - making their business more environmentally friendly. Our business is fundamentally involved in reducing CO2 output by the very nature of what we do. Nearly 30% of Britain’s carbon output is from the home so there is ample room for improvement.
As a company we are always challenging ourselves to find new products and develop better systems to be more green.
We supply, fit and commission solar panels that work directly with your boiler to provide hot water using the sun’s energy. We have developed a system that fits neatly on your roof to provide you with all of your hot water requirements in the summer months and nearly half in the rest of the year.
A Loft conversion is a positive move when it comes going green. You may not know it but there are many ways doing a loft conversion which will help reduce your carbon footprint. Contact Us today and we can discuss Velux Solar Panels.
A loft conversion will radically improve the insulation in your home. Over 40% of the heat loss from your home is from your roof.
The loft conversion floor and the perimeter of the room will be insulated and thus the top of your house will be like wearing a woolly hat. This will reduce your energy use.
We provide our customers with a choice of materials with natural sheep’s wool insulation, this requires less energy to produce.
The fact that you are not moving house, but making the most of your home is in itself green and reducing your carbon footprint.
Our customers have the option of using aluminium gutters and downpipes which have a much longer lifespan of up to 50 years and can be recycled compared to normal plastic fittings.
Boilers and Hot water storage
Most loft conversions result in a change in the boiler or heat storage method in your home. Changing the boiler will mean you are replacing it for a new and highly efficient boiler, up to 98% efficient boilers are available. Changing the water storage cylinder to an unvented cylinder will also mean you are heating up and storing water much more efficiently, thus using less energy, saving money and the planet! Hyco Hot Water Cylinders
The materials we use when building your loft conversion are very environmentally friendly. The wood use is from sustained resources.
Most of the timber we use in your loft conversion is FSC or PEFC certified, meaning it comes from sustainably managed forests. The planting of trees is in these forest help maintain the balance in our ecosystems so that CO2 is removed from our atmosphere.
The windows we fit all conform to current building regulations the low “U” vales thus reducing energy loss and reducing energy use in your home.
Even the waste we produce is recycled and very little goes to landfill.