Sustainable House Day is about building a future. The event celebrates Australia’s leading green homes.
Design marries sustainability to create houses that have a lower environmental impact, and more economical to run. You’ll go green – and not just with envy. The public has a chance to visit beautiful eco-homes, and talk directly to the homeowners and local experts on ways that they can adopt more sustainable practices.
There are several ways that we can embrace eco-living. Invest in solar panels, double-glaze your windows and insulate cavity walls. Choose water-based paints with natural pigments over oil-based paints. Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing, they are more energy efficient. Recycled materials such as various metals (including steel), are a great way to include quality materials in your home or project with minimal enivromental damage.
Steel remains a popular choice in building sustainable houses because it is environmentally friendly. Unlike wood, steel building frames can be recycled. In fact, steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world. There is no need to cut down more trees if you are looking to expand or remodel your house. Use recycled steel to save energy and natural resources. It is also not susceptible to rot or termites.
Steel is also cost-effective and durable. It can withstand unfavourable weather conditions such as hurricanes and high winds. It is also resistant to termites, rot and cracks. You will save money because it is low-maintenance; you do not need to replace it as often as another building material. There is also built-in insurance savings because steel is fire-resistant. This material is extremely versatile. Steel is also a common and popular choice for large industrial projects and buildings for these factors.
It’s easy to go green. You should apply sustainable principles to every aspect of design, selecting materials and how your home operates. We can build a future together. Contact us at Melsteel for more information on our materials and services.