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Whatever happened to the Future Homes Standard?
29 Oct 2020
Whatever happened to the Future Homes Standard? If you can remember back to a time before Covid, and lockdown, and Boris at the helm, you may remember an ambitious goal set by the then Chancellor.…
Energy Performance Certificates have changed – FAQs
23 Sep 2020
Energy Performance Certificates have changed – FAQs https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/ Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for all buildings across England and Wales have changed; They look very different to what we’re used to. This new layout is here…
Will planning reform push for greener developments?
20 Aug 2020
The world of planning was thrown into the national news this month, as the Government announced plans to completely overhaul the process from start to finish. This wasn’t an out-of-the-blue announcement… Planning reform has been…
A-Rated EPCs and ‘near’ zero carbon targets for Welsh affordable homes
18 Aug 2020
Affordable Homes should be designed and built to be just that… homes which are affordable to live in. And this month the Welsh Government has released an ambitious vision for how affordable homes will look…
Changes mean sprinklers required for more apartments blocks in England
12 Jun 2020
Fire safety in our apartment blocks has been high on the agenda since the tragedy of Grenfell. After three years of review, debate and inquiry, building regulations in England are about to change; and are…
GLA – Are Ambient Loop Heating Systems the future?
19 May 2020
Are Ambient Loop Heating Systems the future? Energy targets on new developments continue to push us towards a zero-carbon standard. That, combined with the Government’s plan to phase out fossil fuel heating in new builds,…
Tough new Life Cost Targets on London’s new builds
19 May 2020
Tough new Life Cost Targets on London’s new builds Developers who work on London’s largest residential schemes already know the stringent, additional challenges they need to comply with to meet the capital’s strict carbon targets.…
GLA proposes major shift for performance targets in London
15 May 2020
Flattening peaks, storing energy and smart automation… London talks of shifting planning policy up another gear Next year, when new building regulations change in line with the Government’s Future Homes Standard policy, we will start…