The Eco Abode
Building, Extending or Renovating your home can be very challenging but a rewarding experience too. Furthermore, the results will always be with you for years to come, for some it will be for their entire lifetime. A sustainable home that is universally designed (designed for accessibilty) is the future of home designs.
A healthy home is a healthy family. The home should be entirely healthy and toxic free. From fresh air to minimising electromagnetic fields and wireless radiation through to using materials like natural sealants and paints on floors, wall and ceilings through to organic furnishings like cotton bedding.
Sufficient daylight and fresh air flowing through your home will reduce air pollutants and irritants and avoid exposure to mould and bacteria. Hard wired data lines to the home would reduce the wireless radiation throughout the home.
Paint these days remove a lot of toxic fumes into the air for years after it has been applied. The source of these fumes are a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which used to essential for the performance of paints. Now we find that quite a few paint manufacturers produce low VOC or also non-VOC variety of paint. These paints are durable and cost effective too. What’s more they are less harmful to the human health and the environment too.