While the initial construction costs of natural buildings may sometimes be slightly higher than conventional counterparts, the long-term financial benefits become increasingly evident over time.

Natural building materials we like to use include compressed earth bricks, rammed earth, hempcrete, straw bale, and sustainably sourced timber. The materials not only age gracefully, developing more character over the years, but also exhibit excellent thermal properties. This reduces reliance on artificial heating and cooling systems, ultimately lowering energy bills. The combination of quality materials and craftsmanship results in an extended life cycle, resisting wear and degradation, which, in turn, minimizes ongoing costs for both you and the environment.

We prioritize the health and well-being of occupants. Poor health, due to household mold and unhealthy buildings, have huge economic impacts when you consider medical costs and time out of work. Specifying materials with minimal or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and featuring 'breathable' building envelopes, our buildings greatly improve indoor air quality. This creates an environment less conducive to microbial growth, promoting a healthier and more comfortable indoor living space for a higher quality of life and ongoing health.

When working with a client to design within smaller budgets, we can suggest simple, cost-effective solutions to include natural, breathable components within a more conventional pallet. Such as lime-wash over plasterboard, instead of acrylic paint; or an earthen feature wall to provide internal thermal mass, rather than a whole earthen house.

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