Building Greener Homes (OBC Builders in Bromley builds ‘greener’ homes)

OBC Building Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, and Bromley form part of an industry where the impact on the environment can be very noticeable. At OBC Building in Bromley we understand that practical steps and sustainable construction techniques are vital for the longevity and health of our planet.

There are many innovative building materials and techniques that can be used as a substitute for those traditional techniques place strain on the environment. Many businesses and individuals are taking action by initiating creative environmental campaigns and “greener living” adjectives have become somewhat of a fashion-craze.

OBC Builders Source ‘greener’ building materials:

At OBC Building, we are aware of the impact that construction and building projects can have on the environment. Our aim is to promote an eco-friendly habitat by employing construction techniques and materials that are less harmful to the environment.

There are various ways through which you can build a ‘greener’ reputation for your building company. Sourcing environmentally friendly building materials is one way of looking out for the environment. At OBC Building we make certain that our builders in Bromley, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks, source their timber from merchants who are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC certified forests protect and ensure the longevity and health of forests and the indigenous people who depend on these forests for survival.

OBC builders re-use timber and yellow stock bricks:

There are various materials and items that can be re-used after completing building projects and leaving the construction site. Timber off-cuts can be used for a variety of purposes and our OBC Builders in the UK try to ensure that these never go to waste.

Another reusable material is the yellow stock brick. These and other reclaimed bricks, are rescued from older buildings and cleaned up. Often their edges are worn and irregular with creases and variations in colour but these characteristics give the vintage materials a particular charm when they are reused. Our OBC Builders in Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Bromley try to reuse good quality, reclaimed bricks that need two workable sides – one bond and one stretch.

Recycling on-site materials

At OBC Building UK we recycle on-site materials such as glass and metals during any project. Old Crittal metal windows are high in ore content and the metal can be recycled and reused. Cardboard is sent to a recycling plant and concrete is crushed and used as Type 1 hard-core or bulk filling for foundations.

Our builders in Bromley, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells find a variety of uses for topsoil and muck. This is often reused on individual sites for landscaping purposes. To read more about how we implement ‘greener building” techniques and other materials such as paint, read more on our OBC article page.