We met with Richard, our building supervisor this week – and it has got me thinking! That is always a good thing!!Here’s what I am thinking - Things to remember!
· The environment – choose wisely, it may cost more in the beginning, but it will pay for itself in the long run.
· The environment – build strongly – using materials is only ever going to be environmentally friendly if they last a long time and you avoid the ‘throw away’ mentality
· The environment – quicker is not often better – have patience! (so not my strong point so remind me again and again!)
· The environment – refuse, reduce, re-use, recycle – in that order. Keeping this in mind has guided our house planning – refusing to be seduced by gimmicks and gadgets and reducing our wants to our needs – but I need to remember it with choosing building materials too – it is proving too easy to just think (when you are tired) “Just go get what is available” and not remember these principles because they take a bit more thinking and doing.Life is a long learning curve – I’m happy to oblige :-)