This document is one of a range of guidance documents published (and in preparation) by the Environment Agency. Some of these are specific to the new contaminated land regime under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and others are of a more generic nature and intended as guidance in a range […]
A well-designed and constructed foundation that’s engineered for the type of soil found on your lot is vital when building your new home Here’s what to know when working with your builder to ensure your home has a solid foundation
New homes built to current regulations could cost 55% less to run than typical ‘upgraded’ Victorian homes. While homes built from 2016 could save even more and be 79% cheaper to run 69% of consumers would be happy to pay a premium for an energy efficient home. Younger people lead the way in energy efficiency […]
In the first of our series on project costs, serial self-builder David Snell breaks down the typical expenses paid out on foundations and looks at what each figure covers
Today the foundations of a building are required to provide the basis for constructing a ground floor that is, or can be, both well insulated and free of thermal bridging. The basic element for this is the means of connecting the floor and the rest of the superstructure with the ground.