MATERIALS

HIGH QUALITY, LONG LASTING AND ECO FRIENDLY

We believe in building things to last. That means we only use carefully selected, sustainably sourced and naturally durable materials.

CLADDING

We offer a range of sustainable timbers including favourites Siberian larch, cedar, kebony, and burnt larch — modified by natural, chemical free processes. Softwood is much more sustainable than hardwood as the trees grow much faster, and once modified it outlives hard wood timbers. There’s also the option of core ten steel, zinc cladding, or entirely bespoke if you’re feeling creative.

Find out more about Okopd sustainability and embodied carbon here.

DOORS AND WINDOWS

Choosing aluminium means a material which both durable and incredibly easy to endlessly recycle. Low-carbon aluminium has a far lower carbon footprint and is produced using green energy — plus there’s no need to treat regularly and it doesn’t move in different environments.

ROOFING

We use EPDM rubber, the most sustainable flat roofing material with a service life of 50+ years. EPDM does not pollute rainwater, is made from mostly recycled waste like car tyres, and at the end of its life can be recycled. An optional sedum roof increases the lifespan further, reduces heat loss and absorbs co2 aiding the air quality.

INTERIOR

Okopod interior walls are birch plywood, a very sustainable timber with a beautiful finish and no need to plaster. We advise a rubber floor, constructed using recycled car tyres — very durable and awarded some of Europe’s most prestigious eco certifications. Bamboo and wool carpets are also very sustainable flooring options, or choose a cork floor with a negative carbon footprint due to its unique harvesting process.