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Nottinghamshire site set for over 1,000 homes

More than 1,000 homes could be built on a site in Nottinghamshire if a newly-submitted planning proposal is accepted. The scheme at Bingham in Rushcliffe, a few miles east of Nottingham, will involve 317 new homes. However, the masterplan for the site envisages extending this to... More >

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Former market building to be part of Manchester music venue

A well-known music venue in Manchester is to be expanded, by incorporating a derelict former market building in the Northern Quarter. The Band on the Wall has been granted planning permission by Manchester City Council for a £3.5 million expansion project, which will involve extending the... More >

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Getting old halls up to date

Life may be very different in many ways between big cities and small villages, but from the most massive metropolis to the humblest hamlet, there are key hubs for local communities that many rely on for their hobbies, clubs, events and youth activities.  However, many of the community halls... More >

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BREEAM backing boost adds to insulation awards credibility

This November will see the first ever National Insulation Awards (NIA) ceremony and like any other new event, the first year might be expected to be a fairly humble one, a minor event that will grow in importance over time. However, it seems the event will do much better than that, as it has shown... More >

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Cladding firm wins contract for 42-storey building

Cladding has been in the news every day for the last couple of months, following the Grenfell Tower fire, and the situation may have persuaded the uninformed that this method of protecting and insulating a tall building is a dangerous or unwise one. However, the reality is that cladding is still... More >

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Haringey Council plans innovative housing development

Haringey Council is in the process of agreeing a new development plan with a private company to improve the area’s housing stock. It is expected the project will lead to 6,400 new homes in the area, as well as bringing additional facilities such as a new school, retail space, health centre... More >

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Charities call for fuel poverty action

Following figures recently released by the government, two charities have raised concerns about the level of fuel poverty in the UK. A report by National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) estimates that around 9,600 elderly people are facing possible death this winter due to... More >

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Cornwall 'needs more insulation'

Fuel poverty has been a growing issue in recent years amid stagnating incomes and soaring energy prices, but the solution has often been found in greater home energy efficiency. While measures such as double glazing, newer and more modern boilers and micro-renewables can all play a part, good... More >

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Former shipping offices transformed into a hotel

At any time, a number of buildings might be undergoing a significant transformation as they are given a makeover and transformed for a new use.    Whether it is a former factory or mill, warehouse or offices, many buildings with considerable history and heritage are being revamped and... More >

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Expert panel to advise on safety following Grenfell fire

A new expert panel put in place by the government may help provide councils, private landlords and social housing providers with the knowledge and advice they need regarding insulation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. While the cause of the fire - a faulty fridge-freezer - has been... More >

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Conservative housing policy may be survivor of manifesto "pruning"

In the aftermath of the shock general election result, there is considerable uncertainty about how the Conservative government will proceed with its programme. However, the housing policies in the manifesto may be more likely than others to proceed.   The Conservatives have been in discussions... More >

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Are the manifestos green enough?

The general election was ostensibly called over Brexit, to give prime minister Theresa May a large mandate to negotiate with the EU over the next couple of years. Naturally enough, a whole array of other issues have been debated over the last few weeks.   But while there has been much said... More >

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Quality as well as quantity in housing manifesto pledges

The last week has been a fun one for political nerds, as the formal launches of the various party manifestos took place. Amid a wide range of areas where the policy programmes on offer will be markedly different, one theme was common: the need to construct more and better homes. Indeed, just as... More >

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Conservatives in new council house pledge

The Conservative party has pledged to reform the way councils can acquire land to make it easier for them and social housing providers to build new homes for rent. Under the new plans, regulations will be eased to make it simpler and cheaper to buy up available land, and cash will be provided to... More >

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Deal signed to transform Battersea estates

Two of the most notorious sink estates in London are to be transformed in a £1 billion government scheme, with Taylor Wimpey being confirmed as the main contractor. The construction firm will be responsible for demolishing and rebuilding most of the Winstanley and York Road estates, with a... More >

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Report attacks uncertainty over old home refit rules

The fitting of insulation into existing homes to help bring them up to the right levels of energy efficiency is something that will be very important in reducing fuel poverty and emissions in Britain, but the question of how is causing much confusion. While a report from the Green Building Council... More >

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Council insulation plan causes aesthetics row

The need to make sure Britain's buildings are well insulated is well known; with both emissions levels and fuel poverty to consider, there is clearly an imperative for establishing the maximum possible levels of energy efficiency. For new buildings, that can be taken care of by adherence to... More >

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From Cold War to warm insulation: how an RAF base is being turned into a new village

The recent government housing white paper detailed a range of plans the government has come up with for increasing the number of new homes being built, all of which is good news for various parts of the construction sector. Indeed, those fitting cavity wall insulation, waterproofing cellars or showe... More >

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UK house building continues to rise

With modern energy performance legislation being what it is, new-build homes in Britain need to be well-insulated. That means any increase in the number being built is good news for the insulation industry, as each new home means a new insulation fitting job. Since the recession of 2008-09 and the... More >

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Council hails insulation plan for Camden homes near HS2

The leader of Camden Council has spoken of the local authority's pride in securing a number of concessions for residents affected by the building of the HS2 rail line. Speaking as the bill to build the first part of the high-speed link from London to Birmingham finally passed into law,... More >

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Waterproofing potential for flood resilience shown in new house

A home has been designed with a number of special features designed to show how effective waterproofing can be in making a home resilient against flooding. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has built what it has described as a 'resilient house', a prototype designed to show how a... More >

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Install more insulation in buildings, public sector urged

The public sector can do more to combat climate change, reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency by fitting more insulation, according to managing director of programmes at the Carbon Trust Richard Rugg. Mr Rugg made this point in an article for Public Sector Executive, in which he pointed... More >

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Council's external wall insulation programme gets boost

Dundee City Council has received a major cash boost after a number of different sources came forward to provide more funding. The scheme has seen a large number of properties with solid walls across the city being equipped with external wall insulation to keep them warmer as the cold days... More >

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Nearly 30 per cent of Scottish homes with cavities lack insulation

The number of homes with good insulation in Scotland has increased, but there is a long way to go to ensure every home is adequately equipped to stay warm in cold weather. According to the Scottish House Condition Survey, which was published by the Scottish Government, 29 per cent of homes with cavi... More >

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One-third of working families struggle with fuel poverty

Fuel poverty is an on-going problem in this country, and it causes a variety of problems for the people dealing with it. Being unable to heat your home to an adequate level can lead to respiratory illnesses like asthma, heart problems and mental health issues. Research has shown that there are... More >

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What needs to be done to tackle fuel poverty?

The problem of cold homes is an ongoing issue in the UK, with millions of households across the country regularly having to make the difficult choice between eating and heating. While a variety of schemes and initiatives have been introduced, experts believe that even more needs to be done to... More >

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Retrofit projects need to be more targeted

With so much of the UK's existing housing stock being highly inefficient when it comes to energy use, there have been a number of schemes established in recent years to try to upgrade the homes. This has been seen as particularly important since an estimated 80 per cent of the current dwellings... More >

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Glasgow City Council announces £5 million plan for energy efficiency

Three affordable warmth and energy efficiency programmes in Glasgow are set to receive much-needed funds, local councillors have been told. More than £5 million will be allocated to the schemes. The announcement comes after Glasgow City Council's regeneration and the economy... More >

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Global temperatures 'highest on record in 2016'

This year is on course to break the all-time record for the highest average annual global temperature, new research has said. A study of the weather for the first nine months of 2016 has convinced scientists at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that this year's average will be higher... More >

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Flats in Ayr to get facelifts and cheaper bills

More than 100 flats in central Ayr are set to get a major facelift - and, as well as improving the exterior look of the homes, the work should help to bring down the cost of heating for residents. South Ayrshire Council has announced that it will be launching a £900,000 project to transform... More >

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