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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…

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…