There seems to be little doubt that the climate of our world is changing. However, there are a lot of issues surrounding this that seem to have been ignored, not the least of which is that the climate of our planet has been changing for millions of years. Only 400 years ago, the Thames was frozen over, and people were having barbecues on it! That must have been cold!

So, we have just had Cop 26 which is already being referred to by some as Copout 26. Some of the worst polluting countries didn’t even bother to show up. And those that did seem to only have agreed to produce some great ideas about what they are going to do at Cop 27.

Now we also have Insulate Britain, a group of activists dedicated to blocking motorways and preventing ambulances from getting sick people to a hospital, while at the same time fervently believing that the taxpayer should pay to insulate their homes for them.

Excuse us. Did these people not buy their own homes? Why should the taxpayer pay to insulate them? A more suitable name for them would be Insult Britain.

All right, there seems to be little doubt that the climate is getting warmer, although not all experts believe that. But whatever the situation, there is no doubt that we should all do whatever we can to help to protect the environment because, after all, we only have one environment.

That goes for when you are building a new home or for any other construction project. Certainly, you need to insulate it, and at the same time you need to use the greenest building materials and methods that you can. If you have a garden area, plant some trees. They won’t help you, but they will help generations to come. 

Use Green Materials Wherever You Can

Using green building materials extends to even the smallest of things such as the screed that you use for providing a flat surface upon which to lay the final flooring in your home, or other building. A screed may seem a rather boring and unexciting material, but it can have a direct impact on the environment, even though once the final flooring has been laid you will never see that screed again, and you will almost certainly forget that it is there.  

If you ask us at UK Screeds to provide you with a floor screed in Northampton for your new project, please know that we use liquid screed and not sand and cement. Our screed is an anhydrite screed which consists of anhydrous calcium sulphate instead of cement and consists of about one third of recycled materials, which is much more environmentally friendly.

Not only that, but when used in conjunction with underfloor heating, it has nearly twice the thermal conductivity of old-fashioned sand and cement screeds which means that it needs less energy to achieve the required heat level.

In addition, it is laid far more thinly than sand and cement screeds, so again that adds up to less energy required for heating. With our “unexciting” screeds you are most certainly doing your bit for the environment.