CAPLIN HOMES are industry leading experts in the construction of carbon free homes. Buildings currently account for 40% of UK CO2 emissions. Since 2009 we have been working to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of new homes.
Stuart Caplin built his first Swedish designed timber frame house in the 1970s at a time when it appeared that the UK industry might be on the point of embracing this building technique. Today one third of new homes are timber frame.
In 2013 Caplin Homes built the UK’s first year-round, fully solar-powered home, receiving industry awards and international press attention. We have continued to build low and carbon free homes nationwide.
Using a combination of readily available technologies and simple building techniques we have demonstrated that carbon free housing can be achieved today. Reducing energy demand is key. Fabric efficiency is the most effective long-term guarantee of a low carbon emission housing stock. The balancing of this enhanced build fabric with on-site renewable generation can provide the best path to optimal performance and affordability.
We continue to incorporate new innovations and demonstrate their efficiency. We hope to encourage wider adoption, sharing the benefits of these breakthroughs in carbon reduction.