Healthy Building

Design and construction of a safe sustainable home reduces exposure to chemicals, EMF/EMR and biological toxins

Many commonly used building materials contain chemicals hazardous to human health, and are known carcinogens (cancer causing agents). While we cannot eliminate all chemicals or toxins in our world, our aim is to reduce the burden of exposure in your home in three ways;

  • Reduce biological toxins and VOCs in the air you breathe
  • Reduce what you consume through drinking and cooking
  • Reduce energy you can't see or feel that has a biological effect

Harmful electromagnetic fields (EMF) comes from electrical wiring, or appliances emitting dirty electricity. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) comes from wireless technology including; telephone transmission towers, Wi-Fi which is microwave technology and cordless DECT phones. Strong electric fields cause havoc with biological cells. Some people are not affected or not affected yet and some are in varying ways. What you can’t see or feel, and what you consume affects your gut, your brain, your reproductive system and everything in between. Children are most at risk because never before in history have they been exposed to modern technology or as many chemicals in the home.

Design for health includes:

  • Selecting materials to lower condensation in the home and in the building structure. We aim for no mould or moisture ingress from poor design or poor building practices. Mould is one of the biggest health problems found in 30-40% of Australian homes.
  • Adopting healthy building practices and procedures for all trades including; construction methodology, electrical, mechanical and plumbing services through to selecting sealants, paints and finishes is beneficial to everyone especially little ones.
  • Designing safe electrical circuits, low energy electrical fittings and installation of Ethernet cabling for safer use of technology. Shielding may be needed from outside sources of EMF; eg., smart meters and telephone transmission towers.
  • We aim to reduce the amount of products containing toxic chemicals and volatile organic compounds. VOCs are emitted through off-gassing mainly from wet applied products, PVC products and furnishings. Items to avoid are laminates, particle board with high concentrations of formaldehyde, treated timbers, plastics containing harmful chemicals; specifically products containing hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines air toxics as pollutants that may cause serious health effects or adverse environmental and ecological effects.
  • Water pollution management, filtration and healthier plumbing options.
  • Environmentally friendly pest protection, management and maintenance.

Services

We know health is an inside job and focus on prevention as the best medicine.

Wicked Homes have experts to help improve your environment in many ways.

INVESTIGATION

Building Biology Services

Helping you to begin

  • Electromagnetic Field Testing (EMF & EMR)
  • Built Environment Inspections
  • Building Design Consult
  • Air Testing, Water Analysis and Filtration
GUIDANCE

WICKED Workshops

Up Skill

  • Live Well By Design Workshop
  • Healthy Building & Renovation Workshops
  • Designing Healthy Sustainable Workplaces
CREATION

Building & Construction Services

Building a
WICKED home

  • Building &  Constructing a Healthy Home or Workplace
  • Project Management
  • Owner Builder Support

Services

We know health is an inside job and focus on prevention as the best medicine.

Wicked Homes have experts to help improve your environment in many ways.

INVESTIGATE

Building Biology Services

Helping you to begin

  • Electromagnetic Field Testing (EMF & EMR)
  • Built Environment Inspections
  • Building Design Consult
  • Air Testing, Water Analysis and Filtration
EDUCATION

WICKED Workshops

Teaching you more

  • Live Well By Design Workshop
  • Healthy Building & Renovation Know-How Workshops
  • Designing Healthy Sustainable Communities & Businesses
CREATION

Building & Construction Services

Building a
WICKED home

  • Building &  Constructing a Healthy Home or Workplace
  • Project Management
  • Owner Builder Support