POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL BUILDING SOLUTIONS
POSITIVE ECO BUILDING SOLUTIONS
With the impact of globalisation our community has become a little bigger. With new information and a better understanding of our part in the global environmental crisis we are currently facing, R.J.Steele Building contractors actively seek to create exciting opportunities to make a positive impact for our future now. We find innovative new ways to support our community and believe we have a responsibility to help in any way we can to help safeguard the future of our planet where ever possible. We have already started the changeover to electric vehicles, creating a supply chain that source responsibly, recycling all products where possible, and promoting positive change through our network and media outlets.
“Build the best product. Cause the least amount of harm possible.
Use our business to inspire others and create positive solutions to help counteract the environmental crisis.”
ZERO CARBON HEMP BUILDING
From the moment I started to become aware of environmental products, I noticed that not all products are equal. Some use harmful chemicals during their production processes while others are bi-products of harmful industries. There are many innovative products, from water harvesting systems and ground heat source pumps but something that really stood out to me as causing the least amount of harm possible was hemp.
Hemp construction uses renewable crop-based materials that absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), providing an opportunity to capture and store CO2 in the fabric of a building. It is claimed that hemp and lime can lock up to approximately 110kg of CO2 per m3 of wall. This equates to an almost better than carbon neutral product that performs up to modern standards, can be used for extensions, restorations, or new builds.
R.J.Steele Building Contractors offers a truly unique service, high-end craftsmanship, passion for our work, and a belief that even a small group of like-minded individuals can make a difference.