Eco-Friendly Home Building Materials

January 13 2019

The use of eco-friendly home building materials by home builders has become an integral part of modern architectural design. My Homes WA is passionate about creating stunning family homes using sustainable products. The materials selected for a building project are vital in ensuring a quality build is carried out. Building materials typically considered to be eco friendly are reusable and renewable. The are often non-toxic and recycled materials. Examples of this are timber and plant matter – such as mud brick and straw.

Some eco-friendly materials we use at My Homes WA range from recycled plastic, wood, rammed earth, and recycled steel. Using recycled wood in the construction of homes is extremely popular. It is used in loading bearing components like panels, wall trusses, and roof beams. Wood is also widely used in the construction of flooring, window trimming, plus kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. By recycling and reusing wood it reduces its embodied energy. One important detail to remember is that wood has slightly less strength than steel. Plus it can be at risk of insect damage. Meaning the home builder should thoroughly inspect each reclaimed piece before installation.

Steel is also a fantastic eco-friendly building material. Steel is non combustible and pest-resistant. Plus completely free of the toxic chemicals that wood is often treated with. Steel can be used as a structural element in eco-friendly homes including roofing and framing.

Our team of expert home designers and contractors are looking forward to joining you in building your eco-friendly home. We also use materials that will promote sustainable energy. By using these natural materials, it will result in a structure that is naturally insulated. Making you’re new home cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.

Materials commonly used by home building companies can have an negative effect on the environment. That is why My Homes WA is changing the game and offering eco-friendly options. In 2018 more homeowners are making the switch. Will you be the next?