It is now universally acknowledged by climate change experts that energy used within the home is a major contributor to global warming. As a company, we where possible, through energy efficient & sustainable designs, aim to minimise the impact by incorporating some of the following in our projects. It is unlikely that you will do everything but even small steps in this direction can make a difference.
LED lighting has progressed hugely in the last few years providing soft lighting and lamps that can be dimmed.
Good insulation in walls, floors and ceilings is the best way to reduce energy usage and consequently running costs.
Solar hot water heating and photovoltaics panels with appropriate use can go a long way to reducing your household bills.
Ground source heat pumps in new builds can be appropriate.
Wood burning stoves are ecologically sound and can create a comforting focal point in the home.
Sun pipes can introduce additional natural daylight.
Aerated shower heads use less water than conventional shower heads.
Most straight forwardly efficient boilers and modern radiators and the use of thermostatic valves use less fuel and allow you to regulate the temperature in each room to meet your needs.
Sometimes it is a case of endeavouring to make sure that all openings are air tight by installing new windows and doors, a simpler remedy is to use interlined curtains.
We use sustainable materials, wood flooring from sustainable sources, natural stone and recycled glass and other materials and regularly source vintage furniture.
"Georgina was one of 3 interior designers we gave a brief to for The Implant Centre, a vast project to build one of the UK's premiere dental practices. Her ideas and vision blew the others out of the water and having completed this project the results are obvious having now won multiple industry awards for best new practice, most attractive practice, best interior design Award in the south of England and nationally..... She is great to work with, utterly reliable and makes the whole process easy to navigate. She worked with the architect and builders throughout saving us a huge amount of time and delivering a spectacular result. Her fees are very reasonable and she was able to source products the for all aspects that actually saved us money. Georgina listens to views and ideas and helps adapt these to a design that works, and one that will stand the test of time. We have been so impressed that we continue to use her for other projects and now have asked for help with interior design at our own home."Guy Barwell, The Implant Centre