All Build Homes Better products are designed to be sustainable from start to finish.
From manufacture, to delivery, to construction, to running costs – meeting the needs of occupants and the environment.
Every Build Homes Better product is made with environmentally friendly Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is 98% air making it remarkably resource efficient. EPS is 100% recyclable with an ultra-low carbon footprint.
Every one of our products is manufactured right here in the UK which means less energy is used to transport the materials from warehouse to building site. No solid waste is generated during manufacture as any broken or faulty parts that do not pass quality control can be broken up and re-introduced into the process. No toxic substances are used during manufacture.
Each of our products is extremely lightweight meaning there’s no need for heavy machinery to move and assemble. There’s also no waste as the offcuts produced onsite are minimal and can be recycled. BuildBetter Walling ICFs are also suitable for concrete mixes with a high recycled cement content.
Buildings made with Build Homes Better products are super-insulated and virtually air-tight, reducing energy consumption and running costs. The BuildBetter Flooring insulating foundation provides excellent insulation, down to 0.09w/m2k with no natural gaps. Homes built with BuildBetter Walling ICFs typically use 35% less energy than a comparable timber frame or masonry home. U values of 0.23w/m2k or better are easily achieved.