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Ensuring quality in the rush to build new homes

Right now, there is an aggressive push to build new homes. This is no bad thing; targets are steep, and demand has to be met. In 2016, 151,687 homes were registered with the NHBC – 70% up compared to levels seen at the 2008/9 housing crash, and the second highest figures ever. Clearly the UK’s […]

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The Bonfield Review: What’s in it for you?

Each Home Counts, the long-awaited review of the consumer experience of energy efficiency and renewable energy by Dr Peter Bonfield, was published before Christmas. It offers plenty of food for thought for everyone involved in delivering green measures for householders. The trade taking on more accountability is a key theme, with the report emphasising that […]

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25 Million Homes Require Insulation To Meet Standards in 2050

A new report titled ‘Building Places That Work For Everyone’, has been proposed to the UK government by the Green Building Council, revealing the drastic need for improved housing insulation. It predicts that four out of five occupied homes in 2050 have already been built, meaning that to meet sustainability targets, 25 million homes will […]

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Scotland’s first Sustainable Growth Agreement signed by Superglass

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed Scotland’s first Sustainable Growth Agreement Monday, 20 March at a launch event with Superglass. The agreement (SGA) signed by SEPA Chief Executive Terry A’Hearn and Superglass CEO Ken Munro, is the first of its kind and centres on six commitments to proactively enhance the environmental performance of […]

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Need for energy efficiency to drive glass wool insulation market

As conserving energy usage becomes more crucial than ever, the glass wool insulation market is set to reap the rewards dramatically. In a report by the Global Industry Analysts, the market is projected to reach 4.8 million tonnes in by 2010, particularly as sustainable construction becomes a priority. Glass wool is created through a unique […]

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Growth expected for mineral fibre market in next decade

In news revealed by researchers, the mineral fibre market is expected to grow dramatically in the next decade. An ascent influenced by increased construction across developing countries, mineral fibre has shown to be a versatile material for various uses, in particular for thermal insulation. This predicted market growth is forecasted to last between 2016 to […]

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Energy efficiency set to improve across U.K. private housing

From 1 April 2018, the UK property industry will be affected by an increase in EPC rating standards in privately rented homes. Recently announced by the government, the aim of this change is to improve energy efficiency in the private property sector, and it’s likely to make an impact on the insulation market. It’s a […]

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Eco-Home Boss & Grand Designs Presenter Praises New Housing White Paper

  As information about the government’s upcoming housing white paper slowly comes to light, early revelations have received praise from a familiar face in the housebuilding industry. Kevin McCloud, host of Channel 4’s Grand Designs and the boss of his own eco-home company, spoke positively to The Telegraph about the plans for extensive investment in […]

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Heat Vision Cameras To Identify Poorly Insulated Homes In Canadian City

In an innovative environmental pledge, the City of Vancouver government are beginning a new pilot project, using heat vision technology to identify weak housing insulation. Designed to help the public cut down their energy bills, the project also aims to raise awareness of the issue of poor insulation, a crucial factor in reducing greenhouse gas […]

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Construction sector pressed to do better, faster

Modernise the UK construction sector by improving project delivery, or face stark times. That’s the view of a new, independent report commissioned by the government, which suggests that a lack of innovation, collaboration, and R&D could lead to a permanent state of decline. There are more basic problems noted too, such as a lack of […]

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