2021's Biggest Sustainable Building Trends Revealed

There’s no denying that 2020 brought many changes to our lives, one of which was the chance to reflect on our own health and wellbeing. Many homeowners however, also turned to the health and wellbeing of their properties, and whilst improving them, made a very clear choice to go green. We looked into hundreds of pieces of Google Search Data across the last two years to determine which building materials and construction styles are set to really take off in 2021 and beyond.

Our research has revealed that synthetic slate roof tiles as the front runner, receiving 252% more searches in 2020 than 2019, and experiencing almost 100% more growth than traditional concrete tiles. Crafted from a mix of recycled limestone and plastic, these sustainable roof tiles are incredibly popular amongst homeowners for their light weight, longevity, and simple installation. Other green choices sharing the top spots in the top 15 sustainable building materials increasing most in popularity in 2020 include energy saving windows, eco-friendly insulation, cedar shingles, and rammed earth.

As well as building materials, our research also looked into construction styles and philosophies, including regenerative building design, which saw an incredible 600% increase. Brits are also expressing hugely increased interest in concepts such as regenerative architecture, zero carbon building, passive housing, and more. Take a look at the Top 10 Construction Styles Increasing Most in Popularity in 2020 for more info.

Here at Roofing Megastore, we’ve always prided ourselves on offering homeowners the latest in roofing and DIY supplies, both in terms of design and cutting-edge performance. That’s why we released this study, to help you make the best decision for your property.

Read the full study to discover more: https://www.roofingmegastore.co.uk/sustainable-building-trend