Have you ever wondered whether ‘fresh paint smell’ is good for you? Typically, the air in new builds and renovations is a soup of toxins and volatile organics compounds (VOCs). Even wooden sheet materials ‘off gas’ significant amounts of formaldehyde, at a time when there is (rightly) a huge focus on making buildings as airtight as possible. Then there are the petrochemical based insulation, the sealants, the plastic carpets… still want the fresh paint smell?
HandyGuyBuilds creates healthy spaces with great indoor air quality (IAQ). I use materials which are processed as little as possible with low or no VOC content. Some of these materials may seem comically simple if you are new to all this, but they do a much better job of managing moisture and maintaining a comfortable temperature without using loads of energy to make or being a huge challenge to dispose of. Truely sustainable materials.