What is Future-Proof Building?

For any homeowner, understanding the principles of Future-Proof Building is a key advantage when building, renovating or improving the home.

Future-Proof Building is all about educating homeowners to make the right choices for their home.

When choosing between quotes it may be that the cheapest quote doesn’t represent the best value because the value over time for that product or service may be less when all factors are considered. To understand this is to understand the Life Cycle cost of a product or service.

When lighting or heating your home, decisions such as your choice of light bulb is one element, insulation and how it sits in your home, the age and insulation of your hot water cylinder, your choice of heat pump or solar roofing, the availability of sensor lighting in the home all fall under Energy Smart, along with many other considerations.

These are just a couple of examples of how Future-Proof Building Principles can help make you aware of large or small changes you can make to your existing home or your new build that can make a profound difference to the way you live.

The 8 Principles of FPB?

The Future-Proof Building principles are your guide to understanding FPB and better building through education on these principles.


Energy Smart
long-term reduction in energy costs,more efficient use home heat

Health & Safety health control with future-proof materials and systems

Life-Cycle life-cycle evaluation of product or service costs

Quality special attention to quality in key home components

Sustainability minimising our impact on the planet

Smart & Secure future-proofing the home with automation

Sound Control managing noise pollution

Spatial Design making the best use of the space available

These 8 principles should be considered when building, renovating, or improving your home - all will add value to your home and lifestyle.  The idea is simple, putting in more now means that you can get more later. 

Whether you want to create a healthy and safe environment or an atmosphere which is warm and positive for your children, Future-Proof Building has a solution for you.

Click here to visit the FPB website and see how you can improve your home.

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