Our Philosophy @ Rotunda Roundhouses – Unique Garden Rooms & Yurt Style Eco-Buildings

Rotunda Environmental Psychology

Environmental Psychologists are finding that because humans evolved in a natural landscape, it is advisable to turn to the natural environment for clues about preference patterns that may be applicable to building design to enhance our well-being.  

Look around at trees, rivers, the diverse landscapes offered by nature and the growth and activity in your garden… You’ll be unable to find a right angle.

A growing body of research shows that building environments that connect people to nature are more supportive of human emotional well-being and cognitive performance than environments lacking these features.

Well-being… for you and our native woodlands

There is more to a Rotunda than shape alone however;  in keeping with our enthusiasm for human wellbeing and the natural world, we have a very strong environmental philosophy. We use Scottish and UK Grown timbers for almost 100% of our building.  We’d like to think that the construction industry (currently one of the worst in terms of carbon emissions) can actually turn on it’s head and start benefiting the environment by introducing clever resource management and using a sustainable and local supply chain.  Our local supply chain coupled with the efficiency of our manufacturing processes and the thermal efficiency of the buildings being ‘in the round’ provides a building which has the lowest carbon footprint possible!

See our recent blog on this topic… (Timber Locally grown – not flown!’)

Why we don’t (won’t) specify Tropical Hardwood Timber for Garden Buildings!