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Econekt Autumn Update

Things have been non-stop recently here at Econekt, with a whole host of incredible projects at various stages – with one even being shortlisted for the ‘Best ICF Home’ in the Build It Awards. Build It Awards 2021 – ‘Best ICF Home’ Shortlist We are absolutely delighted to announce that one of our projects has…

‘Best ICF Home’ Shortlist – Build It Awards

We are absolutely delighted to announce that one of our projects has been shortlisted for the ‘Best ICF Home’ in the Build It Magazine Awards 2021. For 10 years the Build It Awards have been the most coveted accolade in the self-build industry. Home’s Design Features: Inside and out, the Milngavie project boasts a striking,…

Sustainable Construction With a Passivhaus Self-Build.

How can I be more sustainable? It really is the big question on everyone’s mind now, and quite rightly so! After all, why wouldn’t we want to safeguard this planet that we call home for future generations to come? There are lots of ways in which businesses and individuals are becoming more sustainable these days….

Low-Carbon Home in Callander – Case Study

This case study focuses on a low-carbon home we are currently working on in Callander, Scotland. Situated on the main street of the small village, the property boasts a striking and contemporary design, with an innovative construction style to accompany it. Who is the client and what do they want? Our client, Glyn Evans, retired…

Which Self-Build Service Does Your Project Require?

So, you have decided to fulfil your self-build dream, but now what? This blog post aims to outline the various routes our clients take when considering a self-build home, and where we come in at each self-build service offered. As you have chosen Econekt to take you on your journey, it is worthwhile knowing that…

Fonn – The Innovative Site-Management Tool

At Econekt, we always apply a collaborative approach when taking our clients on their self-build journey. As a result, we often team up with many industry-leading contractors and professionals. With our innovative and forward-thinking way of construction, we require technology that supports this to ensure seamless collaboration between everyone on a project, and that is…

The Self-Build Process

So, you have decided to take the leap and build your very own home, but what next? Let us take you through the self-build process. You would then go on to look at a variety of different firms who are up to the challenge, and you have now decided on Econekt to join you on…

ICF Training for the True Self-Builder

While we absolutely love being on-site and taking a self-build dream to tangible reality, sometimes our clients simply require us to supply the components and assist in the construction of them rather than being present the whole time. That is where our ‘supply and assist’ services come in. In a nutshell, this is a very…

Save on Your Bills with Low-Energy Building

We explore all the ways in which low-energy building can help you to save on your energy bills, now and in the future. Low-energy building is more than just a construction technique. It’s a movement. It’s a commitment to and investment in sustainability. It’s a pledge to forego conventional construction techniques and incorporate energy-saving technologies…

Insulated Foundation Slabs

The basis of all great structures come from laying a solid foundation, and that is no different here at Econekt. This is where insulated foundation slabs come into play. When constructing a self-build using foundation slabs, we at Econekt always opt for Izodom foundations. The robust slabs are designed with both durability and efficiency in mind, offering the user…