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Eco-friendly construction

What is eco-friendly construction?

Eco-friendly construction involves the building of structures that do no harm to the environment, are resource efficient and in some cases are actually beneficial to the surrounding environment.

Sometimes referred to as ecological or green, this type of construction is gaining in popularity as we try and have more positive impacts on the environment.

Society as a whole is now beginning to recognise the effects human activity has had on the environment and many industries such as, fashion, manufacturing and food production, are becoming environmentally aware; taking positive steps to reduce any harm caused through their work.

Features of eco-friendly building projects

Architects, engineers and builders worldwide are now using construction techniques that have been developed in response to local and global environmental concerns. It has been made easier with not only the physical resource opportunities available, but with 21st century technological refinements. A combination of materials, products and processes is what make building projects ecological.

We’re seeing an increase in the amount of sustainable and locally sourced materials, solar panels, low energy light fixtures and eco-friendly insulation such as cellulose, in projects our clients are completing.

Westgate Site Segregation is proud to support the eco-friendly construction movement, offering environmentally responsible internal site hoarding which can be used within various construction projects. We are ISO 14001:2015 Certified and always aim to supply products that minimise the damage to our environment.

Our best selling Hoardfast PVC system is manufactured from 85% recycled plastic and unlike traditional systems, it can be re-used many times over, reducing waste on projects. When it comes to the end of its useful life it is recycled. Westgate recycle around 12 tonnes of existing panels every few months, which are then remanufactured into new panels ready to be supplied and used again. Additionally all our systems are made from lightweight materials, which helps to reduce the impacts transporting the goods has on the environment, compared with bulky and heavy timber hoardings.

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