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University green building project set to have contractor named

A contractor is set to be named soon to construct a state-of-the-art green building at Bournemouth University. Construction Enquirer reports that Kier is about to be named as the preferred contractor, despite Morgan Sindall having been the favourite to win the job until now.  The new... More >

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Revised plan promises landmark skyscraper for Birmingham

For plumbers and insulation fitters, the recent increases in the output of new homes have been good news, as this has generated more business. But much of it has also created technical challenges. This is certainly true with tall buildings, as there are various technical challenges involved in... More >

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University celebrates prize nomination after cutting carbon

The University of Reading has been nominated for an award in recognition of the work it has undertaken to cut carbon emissions. It was recently listed by sustainability consultants Brite Green in its table of the best higher education institutions for reduced emissions, with the university... More >

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New home registrations reach post-recession high

The number of homes being built in the UK may have lagged behind the numbers needed, but the frustrations of everyone from the government down to aspiring first-time buyers have at least been eased a little by signs this year that the numbers being constricted are rising significantly. New... More >

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Survey forecasts huge growth for thermal insulation

In an age when energy-efficiency and being green has been given a high priority, it may come as little surprise to see survey after survey predicting rapid growth in the insulation sector.  This has proved true again with a new study by Zion Market Research. It said the current global... More >

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Good home insulation 'worth over £600 a year off energy bills'

It is generally well understood that the more and better quality insulation a home has, the greater the savings on energy bills, as less of the heat generated to keep a property warm in winter will leave via the roof and walls.  Just how much benefit, however, may not always be appreciated.... More >

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Housing summit aims to boost housing output

This week saw a housing summit at Downing Street as prime minister Theresa May summoned leaders and authorities from the housebuilding sector. The aim was to find ways of accelerating the number of homes being built. Among those in attendance were heads of major housebuilding companies like... More >

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Underfloor heating study reveals huge benefits in older homes

Last week, the government published its long-awaited Clean Growth strategy, which looked at various ways of reducing carbon emissions across the life and economy of the UK. This included homes, which account for 13 per cent of total emissions. While much of the focus was, and has been, on... More >

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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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Government reveals new housing energy targets in Clean Growth strategy

The government's long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy has been revealed, with energy minister Claire Perry explaining how home energy efficiency can play an important part in reducing the UK's emissions. While the overall strategy focuses on a range of areas, from transport and industry to... More >

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“Carrots and sticks” can help get Britain insulated, says minister

With Britain now bound by legal commitments to reduce emissions, finding ways of making every part of the economy and everyday life more energy efficient is an issue that cannot be neglected. Achieving those goals is, however, another matter. The failure of the Green Deal is an example of how a... More >

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Old Liverpool warehouse to become modern tech hub

Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, Liverpool was the leading port in the world, importing vast quantities of goods between the Uk and the new world across the Atlantic. Back then, its many dockside warehouses were crucial storage areas for this thriving trade. The story of those warehouses in... More >

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How better insulation can make the most of renewable energy

The issue of how to meet Britain's energy needs has been a hot topic in recent years, with the last coal-fired power stations set to be decommissioned, along with some of the older nuclear plants.   Finding new sources of power is a hot topic, with controversies over fracking and... More >

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Residential redevelopment to be pushed through by London mayor

Plans to redevelop the former headquarters of the National Institute for Medical Research in north London are to go ahead after all, following the intervention of the capital's mayor Sadiq Khan. The scheme by Barratt's to redevelop the building to create 460 homes had originally been... More >

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Lancaster Castle refurbishment contractor appointed

The next phase of the refurbishment of Lancaster Castle has been detailed, with a contractor being appointed to carry out the task of opening up more of the former prison for public visitors. Salford-based MC Construction will be taking on the second part of the project, having worked on the... More >

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New study could change urban planning policy

For many years, the received wisdom about urban living was that crowded cities were bad for health and detrimental to the development of communities. By contrast, it was assumed, life was much better out in the leafy suburbs and best of all in the countryside. This kind of thinking has informed... More >

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Government fund to speed up garden town development

The need for Britain to build new homes has been one of the big political issues of the 21st century, with the government supporting a range of measures to tackle the problem. Reviving the notion of the garden city has been one of them. It was in the 19th century that the pioneering town planner... 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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York residents set for insulation help

With the trees turning brown, the days getting shorter and the cricket season over, there is no doubt that autumn is now upon us.  While for some that may bring the excitement of pumpkins, bonfires and the onset of Christmas shopping, for others it brings deep concerns about how the cold... More >

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