If you are
fortunate enough to be in a position where you can design your own living
space, there is indeed much to consider, and with energy efficiency at the
forefront of your mind, you could design a home that uses clean and renewable energy,
and with the right composite materials, you can enjoy the best insulation.

Solar Panels

Thanks to people
like Elon Musk, you can now buy roofing tiles that are also solar panels, and
no one would ever know you are running solar power! Solar panels have been
around for a few years already, yet designs now incorporate the panel into the
tile itself, which takes solar panels to a new level. The roof tiles are also
great insulators, ensuring that your interior remains at the desired
temperature, and while these solar roofing tiles are not exactly cheap, it is a
one-off investment that will pay dividends over time.

Faux Timber

There are several
composite materials that come in stylish and elegant woodgrain finishes, and
while solid timber is nice, it isn’t exactly eco-friendly, plus you have a lot
of maintenance with seasoned wood.  If
you are based in Bangkok, look no further than Vispac for all your building needs, they even
have their own in-house design team and can carry out top quality work, should
you require it. Specialist building materials are not readily available at most
building supplies companies, but there are those that focus on eco-friendly
solutions, and they can easily be found with a Google search.

Luxury Flooring

Luxury vinyl tiles
are incredible, with hi-res digital images of stunning hardwood, stone and even
slate finishes, and vinyl flooring ticks all the boxes from the homeowner’s
perspective. You could clad your study with plank vinyl or laminate, which
looks stunning when installed by a professional, but for flooring, you really
can’t beat the latest generation of luxury vinyl.

Triple Glazing

Whether you live
in a hot or cold climate, triple glazing offers worthwhile benefits, as that
extra pane of glass virtually eliminates all heat transfer, keeping your energy
bills down to an acceptable level. The level of sound insulation is also
amazing, and the background noise of dogs barking and lawnmowers working will
fade into nothing. The energy savings will make triple glazing a wise
investment and if you are using solar power, you can get eco-friendlier than

Flat Roofing

If the garage or
an outdoor building is to have a flat roof, there is special insulated
aluminium that is ideal, as it reflects most of the sun’s heat, keeping the
interior 5-10 degrees cooler. Your local building supplies company would have
this product in stock, as it is very popular, plus it never requires
maintenance and can stand the test of time.

You have a unique
opportunity to create your own living space, and by making the best use of
available technology and composite materials, your dream home will be very
energy efficient and cheap to run.