Focus Shifts from CO2 to Energy Buildings account for 45% of the UK’s emissions and, as a key regulatory tool to drive carbon reduction in the built environment, Part L has been used to map out a path to zero-carbon houses in 2016
Raw Political Requirements Obviously our new government sees itself as brand new rather than any kind of continuation from the uncomfortable coalition compromises. Tory ministers are keen to demonstrate this by ditching what went before and David Cameron and George Osborne have a raw political requirement – to keep grumbling backbenchers happy by highlighting the […]
How Many People Does it Take to Build a House? According to the latest report from leading Built Asset Consultancy E C Harris, from data collected over the last 15 years there is a relatively simple equation governing housing output in the UK: each unit built requires 1.5 full-time equivalent workers for a year – […]
“The committee has issued a clear warning – progress on improving our buildings is currently falling short.” – Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive, UK Green Building Council
Late Arrivals Structural insulated panels (SIPs) were late to arrive in the UK. This is unfair when their acoustic, thermal, and durability performances are considered. Two new Wood Information Sheets from TRADA examine the manufacture, properties and benefits of these pre-fabricated lightweight building panels.