These days more and more of us are looking to find ways to live and work as sustainably as possible. Figures show that around 13% of all C02 emissions are created within the home, whether through heating, appliances or even the energy it took to build your house in the first place.

So what’s the answer? Well simple changes such as switching to energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances can make a big difference. Turning the thermostat down by just 1degree and insulating the home properly can also make a dramatic impact on the world’s resources. These little everyday changes can add up to creating a much more sustainable lifestyle.

If you have made a commitment to living more sustainably what can you do the when you’ve outgrown your home and need more space? Is a home extension a sustainable choice? With around 3% of C02 emissions generated through building a home, clearly construction isn’t always sustainable, although new, more environmentally-friendly building products are entering the market all the time. A third of all landfill comes from the construction industry with many materials either not recycled or unrecyclable.

To avoid creating extra emissions and to reduce the amount sent to landfill, consider installing a garden studio. These fantastic spaces are designed to be used year round and can be used for almost any purpose whether it’s a yoga retreat, home office or granny annexe. The garden room can be fitted with washroom facilities and is centrally heated so is extremely versatile and adaptable.

Here at Garden Studios we are committed to creating contemporary garden rooms that are built to last and have minimal impact on the environment. We seek to use locally sourced eco friendly building materials and products alongside sustainable building techniques. For example our eco friendly garden rooms are fitted with sustainably sourced timber from FSC certified suppliers. We use recycled aluminium for our window and door frames and our roof membranes are made of recycled materials. By installing 3W LED lamps we create a 91% reduction in energy consumption when compared to traditional bulbs.

Our process for building garden rooms is also as energy efficient as possible as we seek to minimise the time we spend on the road burning fuel, we encourage clients to have ‘online consultations’ which not only cuts emissions but saves time also.

If you are looking to create a modern space to live, work and play then call our design team or view our online design gallery. We also offer a bespoke design service to ensure you get the optimum space for your needs. Call Green Studios on 0800 334 5570.