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Refurbishment: how to choose the best solutions

28 September 2017

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Building an efficient and sustainable dwelling is now becoming easier than ever thanks to the wide variety of solutions and materials. However, renovating a stylish home to become more sustainable and efficient is a little bit complicated. Find here some tips to get it.

HOW TO CHOOSE MATERIALS FOR AN EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE MAKEOVER

Are you thinking of refurbishing your home? Then do not miss these tips to improve your efficiency and reduce the environmental impact:

1. Orientation

The orientation of housing is very important to optimize your home efficiency. The ideal is to analyze the area to find out how to make the best use of sunlight and its energy.

2. Choose eco-friendly materials

In order to test the real environmental impact of a material, it is necessary to take into account the whole life cycle, including the possibility of being reused or recycled.

The life cycle analysis confirms that natural slate is the material with the least negative impact on the environment. The simplicity of its production process, which does not require chemicals or blast furnaces, makes it a sustainable alternative for any type of project.

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3. Renewable energies

The main objective of contemporary architecture is to enhance the use of the energies present in nature, allowing to obtain heating or hot water without the need to use conventional fossil fuels.

One of the best ways to get it is using an invisible solar thermal roof such as THERMOSLATE®, which has been specially designed to respect the stylish look of any property. These thermal panels take advantage of the properties of natural slate to transform the sunlight into energy to generate heating and hot water.

4. Good insulation

A properly isolated dwelling avoids the losses of temperature in winter as in summer. Currently, one of the most effective insulation solutions is the ventilated façade. The combination of a rainscreen cladding system with an external insulation system gives any building an important acoustic and thermal insulation, as well as eliminating thermal bridges and condensation problems.

CUPACLAD® rainscreen cladding systems in natural slate are a new alternative easy to install, resistant and sustainable, with a timeless character and a unique style.

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