Over the summer it’s been well publicised that events such as Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the golf Open Championship have been making concerted efforts to cut down on single-use plastic food and drink containers.
Now, high end, aspirational house-builder Lockley Homes is following suit, and pouring its efforts into making its sites more environmentally friendly by producing re-usable drinks containers for site staff. The branded bottles have been introduced at all the sites and are proving very popular. Staff can fill the bottles with drinks of their choice, and of course fresh water is provided for them.
Lockley Homes MD, Tom Lockley, says: “We might have 100 to 150 contractors on site at any one time, and it’s normal to see about 300 plastic bottles piled into the skip at the end of each week. We felt we could do something about this.”
Tom admits that the building industry is notorious for the amount of plastic waste it produces, particularly for product packaging. “We are working with suppliers to see where else plastic use can be reduced, and we are also adopting more sustainable building methods. The industry is very concrete heavy and carbon heavy, but we are seeking to change this going forward.”
On one of their newest sites, Marmalade Lane in the North Cotswolds village of Honeybourne, environmentally friendly timber frame construction is being used by Lockley Homes for the first time across the entire site. It’s part of the company’s fabric first approach to building. Tom explains, “if you build a better, more air-tight home in the first place, it requires less energy.”
Lockley Homes specialises in luxurious yet affordable homes in desirable locations across Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the North Cotswolds. As a Premier Guarantee house-builder, the company takes pride in its consummate craftsmanship and innovative design. New sites are always wanted, so landowners with land for sale can be confident that they will be helping to create a legacy to be proud of – without a single plastic bottle left behind.