The company founder created balanced earth homes after struggling to find an innovative building company, to assist with creating his ‘dream home’ that he wanted to be designed to suit his and his families’ way of living. He discovered that many technological advances in the industry were being under utilised and homes were still being built on-site using cavity wall construction.
This has remained the unchanged and unimaginative method of construction for the last century; resulting in more and more carbon copy rows of homes being produced with the same age-old issues. As a keen traveler, it was easy for him to see how many other countries have used new technology to impact the way they build homes around the world. In the UK we are still using century old methods, which result in expensive processes, inefficient running costs, a negative impact on the environment and lines the pockets of large energy companies.
You won’t be surprised to hear that the UK appears nowhere on the lists of the worlds’ most environmentally friendly countries, with many other European countries leading the way in the top 10.
We are not the first to work on a better way of building homes; timber and metal framed houses have come and gone over the years, however these are focused on a cheaper way to construct a house, not a better way to design. It’s no secret that apart from some minor successes, none of these attempts have changed the industry.
Balanced Earth Homes approach is different to any other prefab, design-build, architecture or engineering firm that has ever existed in the UK. Up until now prefabrication has been viewed as a compromise, not a replacement for thoughtful, custom, architect-designed homes.
It has always been assumed that building a home needs to be choosing a pre-designed model from a catalogue of limited options or built homes on a large estate. Or alternatively going down the route of the traditional laborious custom designs process, which is firstly expensive and secondly time consuming, generally spanning over several months and ending up over budget with a subpar build quality.
These tiring and expensive processes are why most people never build a custom home. Balanced Earth Homes have revolutionised this process to make it applicable for affordable housing and for our customers to make their dream homes a reality.