Allbrite’s very own Russell White has been interviewed for an article in the north Wales newspaper, The Daily Post.
Russell’s 21st Century House has been garnering much publicity. Russell is putting the finishing touches to his home and he believes when finished his bills will be reduced by thousands of pounds.
The article makes fascinating reading, all about Russell and his vision for the future.
Here at Allbrite we were delighted to be asked to take part in BBC Wales’ rural affairs programme – CountryFocus.
Director Russell White was asked to give reporter Sarah Easedale a tour around his carbon-free home in Flintshire.
Russell’s house on a former 6 acre farm has achieved the maximum level 6 of sustainability according to the Code for Sustainable Homes, and he says his family will soon be truly self-sufficient.
You can listen to the interview here.
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Allbrite’s Managing Director, Russell White has built his own carbon-neutral home from scratch. His impressive house on a former 6 acre farm in Flintshire has achieved the maximum level 6 of sustainability according to the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Thanks to the work they have carried out, his family will soon be self-sufficient. The final things to do are put up the wind turbine and connect the well to the water system, then utility bills will be a distant memory.
From the ground up even the building blocks have the environment in mind. Explained Russell: “Each one is 365 mil wide with 150 mil of insulation inside it and it’s made of waste pallet wood. The insulation faces externally and there are no mortar joints, you stack them on top of each other and then we pour concrete in to give you a thermal mass. It’s like lego bricks and then we pour the concrete in between it.”
Russell added: “By the time we finish the house and put the wind turbines on this house will have no running costs and it’ll have between a four and five thousand pound income a year. Then we have the solar hot water which does all the hot water, we do log burners and biomass which link to the solar and we can heat the house and also top up the hot water in the winter so you’re not putting all your eggs in one basket.”
Russell feels it’s important he has the products in his house which he sells at Allbrite to prove their green credentials.
The house cost 30 per cent less to build than a standard house its size and Russell believes this is a house for the future.
He said: “The future isn’t gas and oil it’s about renewables and it’s never one product it’s an integration of different products to fit your lifestyle. I passionately believe I’ve got it right.”