Building Sustainably in this Day and Age

Building Sustainably in this Day and AgeIt’s an important buzz word – sustainability. It applies to most industries but is especially important with the work that we do. We literally build and support homes from the ground-up, and there’s no way we can feel good about the work that we do, if it isn’t keeping the values that we hold dear to our hearts, close in mind. If you’re visiting the Restumping Melbourne site for the first time, you’ll quickly learn that there are a few things that we believe are most important. These include things like customer service, communication, transparency, honesty and good old-fashioned feedback. We try and emulate each of these in the work that we do, and specifically the information that we share here on the Restumping Melbourne blog. It influences our personalities and ensures that we come to the table, ready to provide the best work possible for our valued customers.

As mentioned above, sustainability is a big one in this space for us. We really look at the materials that we use, the tools that we purchase and use to do the work and regularly confirm what kind of impact they’re having on our environments. Here are some sobering facts:

  • The percentage of scientists who agree that warming trends over the past century are very likely caused by human activity is 97 percent.
  • Rise in global sea levels have risen 8 inches over the last century. The rate of rise has nearly doubled in the last two decades.
  • The average worldwide temperature has increased 1.5 degrees in Fahrenheit compared to just 100 years ago.

So, what do these have to do with reinforcing your foundation? They’re partly important because we want to look at the materials that we purchase and know that they’re not affecting statistics like those. They’re also important because they remind us of the entire lifecycle of our products. Just because foundation jobs run their course (a rarity if you’re working with Restumping Melbourne) doesn’t mean that those materials just disappear into the either. They hopefully get recycled or used in another fashion. There are so many cool things happening these days with technology and science that wood can in theory turn into a totally different material.

While we focus on the foundation of your home, there are dozens of other ways that you can get after building your home sustainably. The first has many benefits… you can look at the insulation of your walls and ensure that you have a ceiling board. You can assume your bank account will be much fuller if you do this because it saves more money on energy bills. You should also take also install windows that are double-glazed and install solar panels. The ideas are endless; you just need to get creative.

And we can help you get creative. So reach out to the Restumping Melbourne team with questions and comments to ensure that your home is safe and comfortable and everything that you ever dreamed of.