Research

Mar 20
BRE seeks partners for new built environment resilience centre

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In the wake of a number of devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE outlines plans at its Britain Under Water conference today for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment. The new centre, which will be delivered in partnership with national and local […]

Feb 19
Half of UK would consider Community Energy

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Over half of UK adults (51%) said they would be motivated to get involved in a community energy project if it could save money on their energy bill, according to the findings of a DECC Community Energy Survey. The study, based on a sample of 1,089 adults, also revealed though that while four in ten would […]

Jan 15
Hemp and straw risky choice for new build homes

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Natural crop-based building materials – such as hemp and straw – are of ‘growing’ interest for the construction of new homes in the UK, a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found. But the report also advises that there are risks associated with using such materials and highlights that at the current time relatively […]

Nov 29
Homeowners do not understand low energy technologies

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Homeowners are unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, new research by the NHBC Foundation has revealed. The research was carried out by Reading University in six homes across four separate developments and looked at how homeowners lived with the technologies day-by-day. It […]

Nov 06
Half a million pounds injected into new homes research

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Half a million pounds will be injected into the NHBC Foundation this year to fund cutting-edge research and guidance into new homes, the organisation has announced. As a sign of its long-term commitment to its research arm, NHBC – the UK’s leading insurance and warranty provider for new homes – has nearly trebled its funding […]