The year is almost over. 2023 has been a good year for construction thanks to the innovative materials that have been incorporated into house building. Sustainability has marked this year. But will it still be around in 2024?
The construction and architecture sector is adapting year by year to the changes and needs of the clients. Trends are setting the path that professionals must follow in order to make the projects they are asked to carry out a reality.
If you are thinking of building a house on the Costa Blanca, in this article you can get ideas and incorporate some of these trends in your future home. We hope you like it!
Sustainability will be at the heart of 2024
Without a doubt, this trend is here to stay. If it is already part of millions of homes by 2023, sustainable materials and new eco-sustainable building methods will still be present in 2024.
Ecological awareness on the part of the population has made professionals in the construction sector take note and opt for bioclimatic criteria and a process where energy consumption is reduced. Thus, passive houses will continue to be present in many of the plots of land on the Costa Blanca.
Thus, housing will continue to have (among other aspects):
- Thermal insulation
- Recycled materials
- Renewable energies
- Green spaces
Self-repairing concrete is coming on strong
As we have already mentioned, technology has been evolving and materials have been appearing that will make your home much better. Among them, self-repairing concrete has marked a turning point in house construction.
Self-repairing concrete is a type of concrete designed to automatically repair small cracks that may occur over time. Cracks in concrete are common and can be due to a variety of reasons:
- Shrinkage during setting
- Thermal expansion and contraction
- Repeated loads
Self-repairing concrete uses different technologies to achieve its automatic repair capability. It is an amazing material, as it has the ability to close the cracks that develop in its structure within 24 hours.
Some of its advantages are:
- Improves the structural strength of the building
- Minimises the risk of corrosion
- Extends the life of the house
- Reduces maintenance costs.
A more technological home
Tech housing is on a roll. How many of your acquaintances have already incorporated something smart in their home? I’m sure you know more than a couple. Home automation has become a key element for controlling and managing our day-to-day lives: lighting, ventilation, heating, among others. Making our stay even easier.
Devices such as Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod allow residents to control various aspects of the home through voice commands. They can answer questions, play music, adjust lighting, and much more.
Household appliances are evolving towards artificial intelligence and connectivity. For example, we can find refrigerators that can take an inventory of the food they contain or washing machines that can be controlled from the phone.
These trends are contributing to the creation of more efficient, personalised, and connected homes.
You’ve probably heard of turnkey projects before, but you’ll be hearing more about it next year.
Do you want to build your home following some of these trends? At personalHOME we can help you build your project.