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What to Consider when Building an Extension

An extension is a big decision for your home and your finances. You will have to think carefully about the logistics of the building process, as well as how you will use the room and what you want to get out of it. If you are going to commit to having a new extension, then you really need to make sure that it is going to be right for you.

The aesthetics are very important, as this will shape the room and the way you use it. Make sure there is plenty of natural light – if your extension is a conservatory, this won’t be a problem, but otherwise, corners of the room could become dark. You can use rooflights to make this better if required.

You should also think carefully about the insulation. Make sure the new part of your home will use good insulation and will be cost effective for you to have.

Environmentally-Friendly Construction – Hiring an Advisor

There are laws in place to protect the environment when construction is going on. They are there to make sure that new building work is safe, eco friendly and won’t threaten any habitats or wildlife that may be close to the building site. If habitats are going to be threatened then you will need to proceed with caution.

It’s essential that you hire an adviser for a construction project, who will be able to help you to execute your construction work with minimum impact on the environment. They can help you with everything, from avoiding threatened habitats to ways of making the new building environmentally friendly. You will need to think about impact during the construction process as well, for example, by using solar power to generate energy, or using rainwater for the drainage systems on site.

Hire an adviser from an agency or take advice on who is best to use from someone you know.

Are Air Compressors Energy Efficient?

Air compressors can be an efficient way of producing energy. Like any system that produces energy though, there are ways you can use them to make them more efficient. They can only work well for you if they are being used in the correct way.

It is worth noting that compressed air can be much more efficient than many of its counterparts. This is largely due to the ability to store compressed air. This means that energy is not being wasted and it can be saved until it is needed.

Here are some points to consider to get the most out of compressed air systems:

  • Don’t use them on the maximum pressure automatically. If you are able to turn the compressor down, do.
  • Make sure you don’t have any leaks. This will disrupt the whole system and will affect efficiency.
  • Select a compressor that is the right size for your processes. Don’t use a bigger compressor than is necessary.