Solid oak flooring is both beautiful and sustainable!
Wilson’s Yard were delighted to be involved in a prestigious sustainability resource efficient housing project in Scotland last year.
Wilsons were selected to provided a sustainable floor for the main living areas in the Resource Efficient House. The wooden floor that was selected was one of our naturals solid oak flooring which we all thought would look amazing and be fully sustainable. Here are a few images of how it turned out plus some information about the project
The Resource Efficient House
The house was built in 2013, on the BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig – a demonstration development and hub of construction industry innovation which showcases the future of sustainable housing under the themes of energy, sustainability, affordability and community. The Resource Efficient House exemplifies the work that Resource Efficient Scotland are conducting to promote efficiency within the built environment.
Developed by Zero Waste Scotland under the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and in partnership with Tigh Grian Limited, the Resource Efficient House is a contemporary, three-bedroom home which has achieved not only the Gold Standard (Scottish Building Standards, Section 7: Sustainability) but Platinum Aspect 1 as a zero carbon house.
The Resource Efficient House demonstrates a flexible design, using best practice in efficiency, including offsite ‘pod’ construction which allows for greater quality and minimises the effect weather conditions have on build time.
The house is highly energy efficient and affordable to live in, due to the selection of materials and inclusion of lighting, heating, and water conservation measures.
Materials with high recycled content, which were re-used or recycled from elsewhere and those which can be recycled at the end of life were specified for the Resource Efficient House. This re-use and recycling of materials carries through to the fixtures and fittings with the kitchen work surfaces made from material reprocessed from recycled coffee cups; recycled paint for the décor; and kitchen bar stools made from reclaimed wood from whiskey barrels. Wilsons Yard were selected to supply the solid oak flooring in the main living areas
Tours of the BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig, including visits to the Resource Efficient House can be arranged by contacting Jackie Reilly at BRE (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01698 262 193).
About wilsonsyard.com (Wilsons Conservation Building Products)
Wilsons is a family business specialising in the supply of reclaimed plus sustainable wooden flooring for both commercial and private customers. We hope you liked the solid oak flooring used on this project and hope you get to check out our eclectic mix of individual and unique product at www.wilsonsyard.com