Without getting into the debate about globe warming, whether it is happening or not, and if it is, how much of it is man made, one thing is for sure - there are more and more people on our planet every year and each person is making ever increasing demands on the finite resources of the planet. It follows that these resources will only become more and more expensive and so the less we consume of them, the better for ourselves and everybody else. For an Eskgrove home, this means sourcing, wherever possible, local materials, sustainable materials, and ones which can be recycled, when building your home, and then ensuring your home uses as little energy as possible when you are running it. Energy prices are only going to go one way in the future and that is up, so the less energy you need to use, the more you will save every year.
We look at what people don't like in a typical new house and design that out. Rooms too small, no storage, minimum insulation, high heating bills, noisy people clumping around upstairs. We understand how people live and design our houses to meet their needs. There's no point in putting in a wood burning stove if you don't provide a store for wood. If our customers are going to be making home made jam we provide a space for it. If they are skiing, golfing or mountain biking enthusiasts, we provide secure storage for their sports gear.
A house should be warm, bright, and quiet so we choose to build our houses with more insulation, bigger, double or triple glazed windows, and more acoustic insulation in partitions and intermediate floors. Higher ceilings heights provide a sense and reality of spaciousness.
There can be few if any other industries where the product figures so low down the list of priorities, but not at Eskgrove. We put the product first and then choose beautiful locations in which to locate the product. Whilst other builders try to work out how to build what the public don’t want, as cheaply as possible we understand what people really want and value, and design that. So what do we end up with? A warm, quiet house, that’s easy to maintain and very economic to run, with lots of storage so there’s a place for everything and everything’s in its place.