What about the environment?
The eco-impact that we all have upon the environment is taken very seriously by Swift. Small eco changes made by us in the production and installation systems, together with the design and use of certain materials makes a big difference.
Our policy is to examine what we do, what we use and how we move it around the country so that we can make sensible decisions that prevent excess waste, pollution and detrimental side effects.
The building industry is notorious for the waste that it produces. At Swift we operate a strict and effective production system that cuts down on wasted materials. The pre-fabrication of your building in factory conditions enables us to carefully manage the most efficient use of timbers and this, in turn, gives you better value for money. When the elements arrive at your home for installation you can notice that there are minimal off-cuts and no excessive ordering. This cuts down on skips and returns which would all produce more vehicle movements.
Timber is all sourced from FSC certified suppliers
Fantastic levels of insulation
“As a physicist and Materials Scientist, I readily appreciated the advanced construction materials that offer considerable structural strength and excellent thermal insulation.”
Prof WW, Cheshire
Cutting down on transportation
This applies to all movements of materials and our team around the country. First, we establish what you’re seeking and what Swift can offer you, is a good match. Then, after some initial discussion and investigations, we come and visit you. We strongly believe in meeting face-to-face and carrying out a personal site survey – after all, you’re investing many thousands of pounds and deserve a service commensurate with your commitment. However, we plan our appointments carefully and use economical vehicles to minimise the carbon footprint of these visits. Our deliveries are honed down to a minimum and our installers often stay overnight close to your home to make the most efficient use of their travelling time and resources.
Low impact footings
The integrity and longevity of your building will always take priority, and there are ways that we can use environmentally friendly systems to give your building the solid foundations that it requires. Traditional concrete slabs and strip foundations are very invasive and leave a “heavy” carbon footprint. Whenever possible, we recommend customised pad foundations or recycled Jackpads.
“We wanted a structure that was aesthetically attractive, light and airy, insect-proof, warm in winter but economical on heating and lighting – and got it!”
As always – when you talk – we listen.
Keeping your garden green
We work closely with landscape designers and tree surgeons so that you retain as much (or even more) greenery in your garden as possible. Careful work around trees and imaginative planting create a new room that integrates into the garden rather than decimate part of it. Swift Tree Services are an independent extension of our group of companies and are able to give us first hand expert advice and eco practical help.