We are here to help you to create a home constructed from healthy, non-toxic and greener building materials that embrace high and exacting standards of building; attend to your specific requirements and our building biology principles, and ultimately ensure that you end up with a home that supports yours and your family’s health and wellbeing.
Healthy Home and Green Building
Unfortunately, many houses are built in such a way that they can in fact contribute to ill health (sick building syndrome). This is often due to building practices, design and materials that do not consider the health and wellbeing of those living in the home. The causes can vary from moisture and mould issues to electromagnetic field exposure and chemicals (formaldehyde and various volatile organic compounds) off gassing from building materials and finishes. Ecolibria advises on the specification of less toxic and healthier alternatives.
We also offer guidance on how to cable the home in such a way that both power usage and EMF exposure is minimised. We will support you by working with you and your service providers (architect, designer, builder etc.) to avoid these potential issues and ensure the best possible outcome, ultimately ensuring a comfortable, healthy home that will last a very long time.
We consider :
- The site
- Building materials
- Building design
- Heating and Cooling
- Specific kitchen, bathroom and laundry materials and finishes
- Appliances and fittings
- Electrical cabling and electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure
- Indoor air quality
- The personalised requirements of the owners
We can play a minor role in a project, where advice is offered on all aspects of green and healthy design and materials; or we can play a major role by project managing some or all aspects of the work.
Each client is different and every site and project is unique. It is our belief that every home created should therefore reflect and cater for this individuality.
We are passionate about what we do, and consider it both a privilege and a calling to assist our clients in creating healthy homes.
Our advice is tailored around your budget and your specific needs and requirements. We recognise that every individual has different aspirations, budgets and goals, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific requirements.