Tag: newbuild

Largest Passivhaus affordable housing scheme in the North West completes

Greenhaus – the largest Passivhaus Classic certified development in the North West – has completed, bringing 96 affordable homes to Chapel Street in Salford.

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Organisations launch legal challenge to government over zero carbon housing

The Good Law Project (GLP) is backing a campaign by Rights Community Action which challenges the government over a confusing ministerial statement which appears to undermine the drive to net zero housing.

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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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Sustainable insulation company achieves a UK first

IndiNature has become the first UK company manufacturing industrial hemp insulation to achieve a full agrément certificate from the British Board of Agrément (BBA).  

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Salford’s Energy House releases first results

The first results from the research collaboration between The University of Salford, Barratt Developments, Bellway, and Saint-Gobain, have been released as the project celebrates its first anniversary.

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Consultation on Future Homes Standard published

The consultation on the Future Homes and Future Buildings Standards has been published and is open to 6th March 2024.

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UPOWA renews partnership with Bewley Homes

UPOWA has renewed its solar PV & EV charging partnership with Bewley Homes. The partnership consists of an exclusive supply agreement to deliver solar PV and EV charging requirements across its developments. UPOWA roof-integrated solar and EV charger installations have been completed with Bewley Homes since 2021. Chris Adams, Commercial Director at Bewley Homes, said: […]

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Net zero centre for Natural History Museum planned

The Natural History Museum (NHM) has appointed Mace as its preferred main contractor to build a new sustainable centre in Reading.

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SolarTile panels chosen by ADRA in North Wales

ADRA, the largest social housing provider in North Wales, has collaborated with Marley on a new build project.

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Taylor Wimpey launches zero carbon ready homes trial

Taylor Wimpey has announced a zero carbon ready homes trial on a live development site. The trial seeks to demonstrate how the industry can deliver homes compliant with the incoming Future Home Standard (FHS) in different ways through varying combinations of technologies. The launch follows the recent publication of Taylor Wimpey’s Net Zero Transition Plan.  […]

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Baxi supplies heating solutions to Travis Perkins’ WholeHouse

Baxi has supplied a new range of prefabricated heating solutions to Travis Perkins’ WholeHouse. WholeHouse is a platform that allows smaller regional housebuilders and developers across the UK to plan and design a bespoke digital model of a house before beginning construction.  Based on the BIM process, the platform ensures detailed and accurate design, plans […]

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Housebuilders must course correct on clean heat

Introducing the Housebuilders Clean Heat Index: too many house builders are delaying the transition to clean heat in their developments, says Ned Lamb, calling for a wide-scale shift to clean heat. Decarbonising the energy used to heat our homes is a critical component of the UK’s mission to become a net zero nation. Of the […]

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