Tag: housing

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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Average cost for net zero retrofit almost £70k

A study led by the University of Nottingham found that the average cost of an extensive retrofit would be £69,000 per house. The Nottingham Carbon Neutral Housing: Cost vs Carbon Retrofit Roadmap project – which received £350,000 government funding as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund – involved the development of a retrofit roadmap […]

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Simple Life announces findings of energy modelling study

Build-to-rent provider Sigma Capital Group Limited, which markets its homes under the private rental brand Simple Life, has released a study comparing the energy consumption of four of its core properties against four other eras of homes. The findings show that current Simple Life homes are 25% cheaper to run in comparison to properties built […]

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Birmingham City Council sets out retrofit plans

Birmingham City Council (BCC) has announced its initial contribution to retrofit 300 homes as part of the 3 cities retrofit programme and its commitment to make Birmingham carbon neutral by 2030. The 300 properties will be located in East Birmingham and will be used to test approaches to improve their thermal efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, […]

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Lloyds Banking Group launches finance for sustainable housebuilding

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the launch of its new Sustainability Finance Framework, which helps housebuilders to access finance to build more homes with higher sustainability standards. The framework sets out how Lloyds will help housebuilders access finance to build more sustainable homes through one of three existing propositions: The Clean Growth Financing Initiative (CGFI) […]

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Legal & General Modular Homes acquires second Kent site

Legal & General Modular Homes has announced that it has partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Littlestone, Kent, for the development of 80 modular homes. This is the second Legal & General Modular Homes site that Town & Country Housing has acquired. Legal & General Modular Homes has also started […]

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