The world wide trend is building “ECO”. Eco is a prefix mostly relating to ecological or environmental terms.
The Ecological Building design process is a modern architecture variant of permaculture design and is a structure that is designed to create and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with all of the elements of its local ecology. A building's local ecology, or environment, is made up of particular physical and biological elements and their interactions.
The physical elements are defined by the local geology and the local climate. The local geology is defined by the soil type, substrata, local land use and water patterns of the site and its surroundings. The local climate is made up of the weather patterns, wind patterns, solar patterns, and pollution patterns for the site and its surroundings. The biotic or living elements are all of the local species and local ecosystems including humans and urban ecologies that interact with the site.
It would be logic to understand that the design of an ECO friendly prefab house can only be achieved for a few number of the above requirements, such as use of as much as possible sustainable materials, insulation, solar energy, the latter largely depending on the local circumstances.
Due to the fact that our ECO cottages have all these extra built-in features the units are approximately 25% to 35% higher in price compared to our basic standard system for the same units. We may consider this the client’s contribution to a better protected environment.
Each model shown below has a link via which you may request the latest interactive price list. Prices of all of our standard ECO models as well as our non-ECO models are added to the list.
ECO design features
The pictures below shows typical ECO solutions. The siding framing is necessary to accommodate the double boards. The cavity is used for insulation. The rain water “run-off’ sill is automatically created with the T&G connection which is the preferred ECO solution compared to a ship-lap board installation.