Graven Hill Exemplars – demand from Self-Builders
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Response to Self-Build Demand Graven Hill, near Bicester, is largest self-build development scheme in the UK. With over half of Britons keen on building their own home, Cherwell District Council decided to create a unique ‘village’ concept. With that in mind, the village has been designed to simplify the planning and development process and enable […]

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Liquid Solar Energy – storage and use
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Swedes ‘Capture the Sun’ In a research paper published in the March edition of Energy & Environmental Science, Professor Kasper Moth Poulsen, of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, explains: “The dream is to create a universal solar battery that releases heat on demand.”

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How to fill the Housing Gap – improve planning & delivery
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Fixing our Broken Housing Market This is the title of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) White Paper, issued on 7th February 2017. Highlighting a path to improve housing supply, it implicitly criticises the construction industry’s failure to deliver. While recognising some of the industries risks, it fails to show how these may […]

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Architects Fabulous Pre-Fab   – modular ‘Grand Designs’ living
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Everyone’s Going ‘Off-Site’ Construction Manager magazine (CM) reports that architects Richard Hywel Evans (RHE) has launched a modular home concept to offer Grand Designs styling at an affordable price.

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