The Environmental Benefits of Granny Flat DIY Kits


A granny flat DIY kit is effectively a flat-pack addition to your home that can be assembled on site. It is a cheap and convenient method of adding extra living space to your property, but it can also be kind to the environment. Here are some ways in which granny flat DIY kits can be the eco-friendly option.

Efficiently produced

Standard construction methods use a lot of energy. Buildings have to be constructed individually and most of the work is done on the site itself, which requires a lot of fuel to transport all the different materials and services. Granny flat kits avoid this problem as the various pieces are all made in advance in a factory. As they are produced in bulk they are made very efficiently and so do not use as much energy as on-site construction. There is also an enormous saving in transport as everything is made at the same place and only transported to the site when the parts of the flat are finished. Because of this, DIY kits have a much lower carbon footprint — quite apart from the fact that the kits can be produced using sustainable materials, which will further lower their impact on the wider environment.

Local environment

DIY kits are also less damaging to the local environment. If you want to build a new flat from scratch, the area will be a building site for some time. The movement of equipment can cause damage to the local area and there is likely to be pollution on site that can go on for some time, as well as nuisance caused by noise. The site itself is likely to be much larger than the structure that is being built. DIY kits keep the damage to a minimum by keeping the construction away from the site for as long as possible. The actual building phase is very short — the flat can be up in only a few days — and it can use pre-existing structures, such as a concrete floor from an old garage, to keep the construction to a minimum. This vastly reduces the impact on the local area.

DIY granny flat kits can have a much lower carbon footprint than traditional construction methods, and a smaller impact on the local area. Talk to a supplier today to find out how you could have your own flat without harming the environment.


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Replacing Roofing: A Blog

Hey! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. Last year, I woke up in a state of shock. The roof of my home had collapsed. I walked out into what use to be my living room only to discover a complete disaster zone. There were bits of slate and wood everywhere. Thankfully, no one in my family was injured. I called in a local roofing company and I worked with them to replace the roof. I learnt a lot about roofing during that week so I decided to start a new blog.