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Switching to a Green Energy Supplier For Your Self-Build

At Econekt, our key aim is for you to enjoy the environmental benefits of Passivhaus construction. A Passivhaus home builds green energy technology into every facet of the design and ensures decades of reduced energy savings. As well as reducing your energy consumption, the robust-yet-simple technology that powers the home massively reduces your need to…

Chepstow – Basement Waterproofing Shell Case Study

In this case study, we look at a recent basement waterproofing shell that Econekt carried out in Chepstow. Waterproofing is extremely important in any self-build structure that incorporates a basement into the plans. When using ICF in this, you can ensure that your home is secure against many problems including mould, rot, damp or any…

Case Study – Sandbach, Cheshire

Here we look at a self-build project we completed in Sandbach, Cheshire. This is an interesting one as the client was in construction themselves, so we carried out the project works alongside one-and-other. We built the complete structural shell while the client installed an Izodom insulated foundation slab which we supplied and assisted with on-site….

Passive House – Design & Certification Process

So, you’ve decided that you want to self-build and go down the Passive House certified route. The certification is often known in the industry as ‘Passivhaus’, but for the benefit of this article, we shall call it by it’s UK moniker. A home built for the future with many key advantages over your typical new…

Self-Build Project – Milngavie

Here we spotlight on a recently completed self-build project in Milngavie. This was an amazing home where Econekt were involved at many key points in the process. What did the client want? Our client was looking for a single contractor to complete the structural shell of their self-build project. This essentially means that a home…

Who Are Econekt?

Who are we: Econekt is a nationwide Passivhaus low-energy building system distributor and supplier with a head office in Glasgow, Scotland and a regional management team based throughout the UK. We have over forty years of collective experience in helping custom and self-builders realise their aspirations of creating a dream home. We always ensure that…

ICF Building – What Actually Is It?

What actually is ICF Building? Insulated concrete formwork (ICF) is defined by the ICFA as an in-situ concrete building system that offers much higher performance over traditional alternative building methods. ICF building, in a nutshell, is a block component that locks together without the need for mortar or other bedding materials. The blocks provide a…

Self-Build Homes – Why Should You Consider One?

What are self-build homes? The dictionary definition of self-build homes quite simply reads: ‘a home that the owner has built’. While this is true in a nutshell, at Econekt we believe that it is so much more than that. We feel that is it realising your creative potential, it is the home that suits your…