Sustainable Construction Process for Garden Buildings
Cheshire Cedar Buildings believes in a more efficient and sustainable construction process. We made the decision last year to move away from timber subframes to light steel frames for our garden rooms, and discussed some of the benefits to our customers here. Customers can purchase our garden buildings knowing they have selected the most sustainable and economic garden office, garden gym, or garden bar available.
This post talks about the role sustainability plays in our construction process and how our supply chain and customers benefit.
Our Garden Rooms Have Superior Thermal Efficiency
High levels of insulation and lower air leakage rates in light steel frame construction satisfy modern comfort and energy targets. Cheshire Cedar Buildings uses a warm frame system for our garden rooms avoiding condensation build up and durability problems that can be associated with timber frames
Our Garden Room’s Steel Subframe Lasts Longer Than a Treated Timber Subframe
Light steel frames require no maintenance and can last well over 100 years. Our steel frame constructions are coated in a hot-dip zinc and its natural properties prevent it from shrinking, warping or changing shape. Unlike timber, it doesn’t suffer from fungal, insect or biological deterioration
Our Garden Room’s Use Less Resources and Raw Materials
Higher strength light steel frames mean that our garden rooms are built with less steel (and timber). Less raw material ensures a lower upfront carbon footprint from transportation of material and keeps more trees in the ground!
Reusable Materials and Minimum Wastage
Steel has an inherent value and is deemed an asset that can be recycled or reused. Light steel frames can be easily adapted, dismantled and re-used. Steel is also the most recycled product on earth after water. Many of the by-products of steel manufacturing can be utilised in other processes or industries.