8 Sustainable Building Products Used in the United Kingdom

Any builder, architect or project manager is very aware that sustainable building materials represent the future of home building and improvement. Reports on the building industry say that commercial and residential buildings account for 39% of green house gas emissions.  With this in mind it makes sense that by using more sustainable materials in the…

Case Study: Complex Renovation of a Georgian House

“Build costs could have gone anywhere.  Paying a fixed project management cost meant that the costs didn’t change even when the job hit obstacles along the way.  Using Charlie Laing has saved us a six figure sum and given us a home that we’re delighted with.”    A Musson, Blewbury Little Triton was build in 1800…

How to get the specification right when designing for sustainability

Designing for sustainability – How to get the specification right A number of projects I am working on start at the ‘We want to fit such-and-such devices and have this-and-that technology on the roof and want to use a so-and-so system’. I think overall that you’ll get a better result to specify sustainability into your…

Home Energy Audit Wiltshire PV array

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 5 – Bathrooms

Green your home by following our green interior design tips and advice; Final instalment – Bathrooms. Here’s the final part in the series of elements to consider when you come to redecorate your new home. Our Sustainability Director at Charlie Laing Project Management looks at bathrooms. Bathrooms In the average household, each person uses between…

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 4 – Green Heating

Green your home by following those eco interior design tips and advice. Here’s part four in the series of elements to consider when you come to redecorate your new home. Our Sustainability Director at Charlie Laing Project Management looks at green heating. Green heating Efficient heating is an important part of creating a comfortable, eco-friendly…

How To Green Your Home On The Inside? Part 3 – Kitchens

Green your home by following those green interior design tips and advice. Here’s part three in the series of elements to consider when you come to redecorate your new home. Today, our Sustainability Director at Charlie Laing Project Management, looks at kitchens. Kitchens Appliances – Specifying A-rated appliances for your kitchen or utility room is a…