Sustainability | Wee House Company | Modular Home & Kit House Builders

Sustainability Commitments for Every Wee House

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Offsite Construction

Wee Houses are built in modules, completed up to ceiling height in our Ayrshire factory before being transported to your plot. Building in a factory setting reduces waste, as off-cuts of materials can be used in other builds. Anything that can’t be used is sorted by material; plastic and cardboard are turned into recyclable bales and off-cuts of wood are used to help heat the factory.

Sensitive to the Environment

Our Wee Houses are built on block-work pier foundations, rather than on strip foundations or concrete pads. This means minimal disruption to the land and environment around the house. This type of foundation can also be a huge benefit on plots where there are tree preservation orders as tree roots can be avoided where necessary.

Thermal Properties

From high specification double glazed windows and high thermal insulation to low energy lights and solar photovoltaic panels, you can be confident in the energy efficiency of your Wee House. The average energy bill for heating, hot water and electricity in a Wee House is around £1 a day*.

* Calculations based on an Energy Performance Certificate for 2 bedroom Wee House.

Benefitting the Community

The construction of new homes can affect those living and working in the immediate area however as our homes are 95% complete on leaving the factory, we minimise disruption by spending only three weeks on your plot. We communicate with local residents on a regular basis and give advance notice of any work that may cause temporary disruption.

Did you know?

  • We use timber from sustainably managed forests with FSC certification
  • 98% of our cardboard waste is sent off for recycling
  • Up to 85% of our plastic waste is sent off for recycling
  • Wee Houses have lower heat transmittance than standard brick-built homes, using less energy and costing less to run
  • Solar PV panels are included as a renewable energy source