Striving to uphold our eco-friendly credentials by making the build of our Pods ecological in every aspect. One of the reasons that we are able to give our eco modular buildings the ‘eco homes’ name that we are so proud of is down to the fact that we strive to make them ecological in every aspect. This means that the design features, the materials and the construction methods that we employ are all done so to the very greenest of ethics.
We have looked to parts of the world where efficient demands are not met just for environmental purposes, but as much as anything to satisfy the practical necessities of the locality. That is why we use highly insulated composite wall panels that have been pioneered in Scandinavian countries.
Their example is one worth following: in countries such as Sweden and Norway, resources are precious, and moreover so through the cold, dark winter months. Nowhere do they understand more the need to have effective housing solutions that minimise the drain on the resources, understanding that those resources are finite in both the immediate and long-term.
By borrowing ideas and approaches of those who have to meet their requirements through maximising their available assets, by combining these methods with technological advances that have been developed in the construction industry over recent decades to satisfy the growing environmental concerns of the wider public, the product that we are able to deliver to our customers is sustainable now, and will remain so in the future.
Using thermally efficient eco building techniques means that our outhouses don’t require massive amounts of energy consumption in order to make them comfortable. Being super-insulated and using measures such as efficient underfloor heating means that our pods stay warm and feel like an extension of the home in both luxury and comfort.
Maintenance costs will be kept to a minimum too, as we use design techniques that will extend the overall life and appearance of the building. For example, we use powder coated aluminium flashings on the base and roof of the pod in order to aid water run off and prevent staining on the external cladding of the build.
Adding the final piece of the jigsaw to our ecological intentions is the organic sedum roofs that we can fit on top our pods. Not only do these act as effective, natural insulation for the roof of the building, they help reduce the overall visual impact of the construction by blurring the lines between the building and the environment it sits in.
Besides this, the floor space that would otherwise be taken up by the building is effectively replaced with a patch of green with more complex ecological qualities than normal grass. Sedum is a flower that is known to be popular with rare animal species such as the San Bruno elfin butterfly, and choosing to have one of these green roofs will help attract wildlife and bring diversity into your garden. On top of all this, such roofs are known to improve air quality, absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and help improve a building’s waterproofing system.
Businesses and owners of residential properties are facing increasing pressure to act sustainably and think of our planet. House prices are the highest they’ve ever been and people are looking for a way to increase either the value of their home or the livable space they have within their property.
Chosing an eco modular building can not only be more cost effective than traditional building methods but the overall build time can also be significantly shorter and provide less disruption.
When you choose Pod Space for your new building you also gain the expertise of an award winning architect that has provided plans for luxury buildings around the uk. We build sustainably because we care about our planet, do you?