Building Design

More Bungalows Needed
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400,000 Shortfall There will be an estimated shortfall of 400,000 ‘specialist’ homes for older people by 2035, despite strong demand for bungalows. A housing inquiry has called for change.

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Time is Right for Timber – UKConstructionWeek
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Innovative Offsite Needed to Meet Targets Writing in UK Construction Week, Andrew Carpenter, CEO of the Structural Timber Association, explained why innovative timber construction is the only way to meet government housing targets, and why offsite’s key players are lining up to take centre stage.

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The WELL Standard – International Well Building Institute
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Recap Last week’s Weekly Insight, which illustrated how and why wood buildings are healthier, cited a relatively new international organisation, the WELL BUILDING INSTITUTE. Having received numerous queries about who and what this is, this week’s edition looks more deeply into this and what it is doing. Although currently primarily applied to commercial and public […]

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Solar Farmhouse – InHabitat
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Self-Generating net-zero Solar Farmhouse Writing in InHabitat, Laura Mordas-schenkein asserts that net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green building. “If you can generate all of your own energy on site,” she writes. “you never need to rely on the grid or worry about energy bills.”

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DIY Home Layouts – Urban Splash
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‘Noddy Box’ alternative Conceived as an alternative to the “Noddy boxes” offered by many volume housebuilders, developers Urban Splash teamed up with architects ShedKM in an effort to combine the cost benefits of modular construction with the flexibility offered by architect-designed properties.

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Blocked Drains East Grinstead & Brighton | Drain Repairs & Surveys – DDS
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Blocked Drains Brighton & East Grinstead. 24/7 Emergency Drainage Clearance. Call Free 0800 328 3566. Cover All Services. Call Today For More Information.

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Big Future for Little Homes  – AustinInno USA
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Kasita – a Start Up In January 2015, Brent Wistrom, wrote in AustnInno about a new start-up that had raised over $1m for micro homes, as referred to in last week’s Weekly Insight. At that time, ‘Professor Dumpster’, the founder and CEO, was in a’ helluva good mood’. He’d got his shoes kicked off, and […]

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New relevance for ‘Micro-homes’? – Construction Buzz
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Potential Planning Changes February’s ‘leak’ that Government is considering amending Planning Law to permit presumed consent for householders to add another 2 floors on top of their houses, puts ‘micro’ homes firmly in the picture. Although an article in UK Construction Week’s ‘Construction Buzz’ wonders who would buy them, as reported several times in these […]

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A Roof To Take Your Breath Away – and get Planning Permission
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Sheer Poetry of Form Marley Eternit’s Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles have helped realise the poetic ‘S’-form roof of Quintain House, perfectly showcasing exemplar sustainable architectural and landscape design.

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Low Carbon Research – AECOM
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£1.4m low-carbon housing research As part of the sector deal in the government’s Industrial Strategy a £1.4m research project, called “Building for 2050″, is being led by AECOM. It is gathering evidence from three housing developments in Swansea, Bristol and Manchester with the aim of uncovering the barriers to developing low-cost, low-carbon housing.

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CCTV Drain Surveys Kent | Blocked Drain Repairs Surrey – Jonnys Drains
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Jonny’s Drains – 24/7 emergency drainage specialist. Call today for CCTV drain surveys and blocked drain repairs in Kent & Surrey ☎ 01959 928853

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