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The makers of this Building DIY site are eco house builders, and are founding members of the Sustainable Development Commission 2007-2010 - the UK Government's group for sustainable development.

Ecotist Homes has reverted to the parent company name DN Developments. The company is mainly involved in building and architecture, and also software development, based in London UK.

DN Developments build new houses, and do refurbishments, renovations and extensions, using sustainable building practices, whilst retaining high quality of design and finish.

They have worked in London, Bristol, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

If you have any green building enquiries, please use the COntact page. We can specifiy, design, and also provide a full design and build service, in the South and West, and southern Midlands, of England.

Ecotist building specifications

Our buildings use FSC timber structures, fully accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council, recycled materials such as composite slates, photo voltaic solar panels, and many other novel features such as green (growing) roofing systems.

Sustainable features of Ecotist homes:

Any queries please use our Building DIY Contact page >

See Diary of a timber building >

Also Eco build final images >

And When to specify a green building >

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U-Value is the measure of the rate of heat loss through a material.

SAP is the Standard Assessment Procedure for energy rating of dwellings. It is a calculation of a building's energy efficiency. SAP ratings are scored on a scale from 1 to 120 where 1 is the worst and 120 the best. Example: a 1960s house has a SAP rating of 30. Pre 1960s even lower, e.g. 10-15.

The Carbon Index is a measure of the domestic energy efficiency linked to the carbon emissions from a property. It is based on the annual CO2 emission figure calculated in relation to the floor area. The Index is expressed on a scale of 0 to 10, with a higher number representing higher average energy efficiency.

See also Eco build final images >

Also When to specify a green building >

And Diary of a timber building >