Natural Specification

Foundations 

Isolated concrete / limecrete pads to minimum depth agreed with Building Control

 

 

Superstructure 

UK grown durable or semi-durable timber from renewable resources eg. Douglas Fir, Larch or Green Oak, with no toxic timber treatment

 

 

Insulation 

Natural fibre, hygroscopic, low energy products eg. recycled cellulose, sheepswool, flax, wood fibre, hemp

 

 

Finishes 

Non petrochemical, vegetable and mineral sources, natural low-toxicity and low-persistency solvents

 

 

Energy in use 

Low CO2 woodstoves and / or renewables - wind & sun, plus low-E glazing, airtight detailing, passive solar design, natural shading & ventilation