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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…

ICF Bracing Systems – Why Do We Use Them?

In construction, safety and efficiency are always paramount on any building site. Whether you are using traditional methods like brick and mortar or constructing with more modern techniques such as ICF, this never changes. ICF has sometimes been touted as ‘LEGO for adults’. This innovative building system has long been known for the structural integrity…

What Energy Standard Can You Apply To Your New Self-Build?

Improving the energy performance of buildings has become increasingly important as the UK works towards achieving its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Households currently account for 40% of the UK’s total energy usage. The government recently confirmed plans to ban fossil fuel heating systems such as gas boilers in new build homes after…