TOTAL Materials Selection

We take great care with our material selection process and continually review what we use and how we use it

A key requirement of sustainable construction is the responsible and ethical selection of materials

These are measured on the basis of their embodied energy and toxicity environmental impact, and scarcity and technical performance whilst being commercially viable.

We take great care with our material selection process and continually review what we use and how we use it. As an example, we recently assessed the impact of our pipework and decided on using stainless steel where metallic pipework is necessary.

Stainless steel requires more energy to make per kg than standard steel, however pipes have a lower overall embodied energy per unit length as wall thicknesses are much thinner and therefore lighter.

For instance for 150 mm diameter pipe, stainless steel can generate up to 298 mega joules less energy per metre than steel, equivalent to 9.17 kg anthracite coal. Long-term system efficiency and service life are all assured due to the corrosion-resistant nature of the pipework.

Where possible and technically and aesthetically correct, we actively promote the

use of plastic pipework, which is available in a wide range of types, each with its own characteristics. We select and design carefully so that we optimise their benefits, which include fast installation, zero scrap value, a long corrosion-free life and long-term system efficiencies

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TOTAL Biofuels

Total Group have extensive experience in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and operation of biofuel plant.

TOTAL Biomass Boilers

At Total we have extensive experience in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and operation of biomass boilers.

TOTAL Combined Heat & Power

Conventional grid-supplied electricity generated by power stations doesn’t make use of heat, its by-product

TOTAL Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are an extremely affective method of extracting heat from exhaust air and can be utilised in buildings across all sectors.

TOTAL Material Selection Process

These are measured on the basis of their embodied energy and toxicity environmental impact, and scarcity and technical performance whilst being commercially viable

TOTAL Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

Mechanical Ventilation units save energy and reduce heating costs. In order for these systems to work efficiently, 

TOTAL Photovoltaic systems (PVs)

From bolt-on no fuss retrofit applications to building integrated systems, we can advise on the most economic, aesthetic and suitable installation

TOTAL Solar thermal systems

TSolar thermal systems operate by transferring radiant heat from the sun to a liquid medium in collectors that can take the form of flat plate or evacuated tubes

TOTAL Water Systems

We assess which options are viable for each individual building and client, make pragmatic suggestions and ensure that clients 

TOTAL Wind turbines power

Wind turbines may be connected to the building parallel to the grid and subject to the necessary agreements with the network.

TOTAL Office Fit Outs

We bring our wealth of experience to the management of any office fit out specialist project around the UK. Total are an end to end, concept to completion office fit out company 

TOTAL Office Refurbishments

Our team will work closely with you to create a fresh look for your office, making it a functional space for your staff and meeting the needs of everyone who works there.

TOTAL Architectural Design

At Total Group we work architectural design specialists based around the United Kingdom. We are an end to end business and will work with you from the initial concept right through to completion

TOTAL M&E Contractors

Total Group are a construction and M&E specialist based around the UK, who can carry out mechanical and electrical works in your building to bring your space up to date. The average office lease lasts for eight years, 

TOTAL Innovation Developments

Total’s Our expertise stretches across a variety of renewable technologies as evidenced in 2020 we constructed the Cwt Pen-Capel apartment block in Caerphilly which was built to Passivhaus standard  Wales

TOTAL Affordable House Construction

Whether through new build contracting package deals or  joint ventures our construction and development partnerships are designed to provide the full mix of tenure solutions whilst contributing 

TOTAL Heritage & Conservation

Total’s Construction sensitive approaches to heritage and conservation works with the support of our specialist heritage supply chain ensure that we restore buildings to their former excellence, transforming the built environment.

TOTAL Leisure Projects

At Total Group we understand the challenges associated to development projects within the leisure sector. We guarantee delivery of our projects on time and on budget, all of the time.

TOTAL Healthcare Construction

With the Government committed under its NHS Plan to building a modern health service, Total has set standards in the design and construction of more patient-centred and flexible hospital and community-based 

TOTAL Industrial Construction

Total Group understand the importance of delivering on time in this sector and fully embrace the production and time constraints within the industrial manufacturing process. From new build, to working 

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