Tag: housing

Housing focus at InstallerSHOW 2024

The elemental Housing Hub returns to InstallerSHOW in June. Lucy Dixon picks out a handful of the highlights, covering both newbuild and retrofit.

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AirEx Technologies secures funding from Innovate UK

AirEx Technologies has received £1m in funding from Innovate UK to support the upgrading of UK homes by enhancing energy efficiency and resident wellbeing.

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Seven areas where the Future Homes Standard needs more clarity

The recently published Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultation serves as the built environment’s roadmap to a greener future. Here, Tassos Kougionis outlines several critical considerations and unanswered questions which require both government and industry’s attention. 1. The local versus central question Recent statements from government ministers Baroness Penn and Lee Rowley seem to support central control […]

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Connected Places Catapult creates housing advisory board

Eleven industry experts have been appointed to the new Homes and Housing Advisory Board convened by Connected Places Catapult. The purpose of the group is to find ways to join up existing efforts to support the development of place-based approaches, with demonstrable outcomes for health and wellbeing of residents and climate resilience. The appointed members represent the […]

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Partnership to increase “zero bills” housing developments

Octopus Energy, The Hill Group and Clarion Housing Group have announced a strategic partnership to drive forward the creation of “zero bills” housing developments.

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Lloyds publishes report on housing decarbonisation

Lloyds Banking Group has released the Housing Stocktake 2023 report, sharing insights on the efforts to decarbonise the UK’s housing stock.

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Getting homes ready for winter

National Home Improvement Council (NHIC)’s Anna Scothern shares how installers and housing providers can help residents get ready for winter.

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Over 12m homes need retrofitting in next five years

SIGOMA, the campaigning network of urban local authorities, is calling for an immediate investment of £10bn to improve the efficiency of 10% of the most deprived households across England. Analysis reveals that 12.6 million properties in England have an EPC Rating of D or below, with higher concentrations of these properties located in typically more […]

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National Retrofit Hub launches

A new National Retrofit Hub has been created to drive the rollout of retrofit in the UK’s existing homes. The National Retrofit Hub is backed by over 40 organisations including Innovate UK, TrustMark, Sustainable Development Foundation, UK Green Building Council and the Federation of Master Builders. Lynne Sullivan, Chair of the National Retrofit Hub, said: […]

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The challenge of rural decarbonisation

Switching to cleaner forms of energy presents unique challenges for those who live off the gas grid in rural areas, as Jill Starley-Grainger explains. Energy prices are sky high and the government’s goals around decarbonisation will help to reduce both energy bills in the long-term, but in the short-term, there’s no easy fix. Many households […]

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Bath and North East Somerset is first council in England to adopt an energy-based net zero housing policy

Bath and North East Somerset has become the first council in England to successfully adopt an energy-based net zero housing policy as part of its commitment to tackling the climate emergency. The new housing development policy will ensure the energy use of any proposed development is measured and meets a specified target — setting a limit on […]

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Expert predicts growing demand for sustainable property next year

Property expert Daniel Chard from UK conveyancing solicitors, Bird & Co, has predicted increased dmeand for sustainable homes next year. The prediction came in Daniel’s 2023 house buying predictions for what buyers will prioritise when buying a new home next year, following a recent survey found that 82% of buyers said they would be willing […]

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