Some interesting news items.
- Sustainable homes news1
Sustainable Homes - latest news for building construction relevant for Marlow High Wycombe and Maidenhead. Zero carbon definition announced
In the last month a number of important announcements were made. In particular John Healey MP wrote a statement covering important housing policy issues. The Minister of State's announcements covered: further defining zero carbon, affirming the zero carbon target, announcing Eco Town sites and a consultation on the climate change and renewable energy planning policy statements.
- Sustainable homes news2
Sustainable Homes - latest news for building construction relevant for Marlow High Wycombe and Maidenhead. Useful sustainability definitions - zero carbon, PassivHaus and others
Often people ask us about what zero carbon and PassivHaus mean and how do they relate to code levels. We thought other people might want to better understand these. We will be adding further definitions over time.
- Building materials1
Building materials - In a constantly changing world new building materials, systems and products are constantly being evolved. Here is a list of just a few. A progressive housing association is demonstrating the practicality of genuinely creating lifetime homes with the completion of the first phase of a new development. Margaret Blackwood Housing Association specialises in providing homes for disabled people.
- Building materials2
Building materials - In a constantly changing world new building materials, systems and products are constantly being evolved. Here is a list of just a few. BuilderScrap, the website designed by builders for builders, is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with Construction Centre for Innovation North West (CCINW) and Salford University. The partnership has been created in order to develop a technology to accurately measure the amount of carbon saved by members of the BuilderScrap website.
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Building Materials - In homes at risk of flood damage, tiling floors will enable homeowners to get back to normal much more quickly say The Tile Association. In their publication Prepare your property for flooding The Environment Agency advise, “Flooring: lay tiles with rugs rather than fitted carpets, which often need to be replaced after a flood”. The charity, National Flood Forum, advise modifying the inside of your home to reduce the impact of any future flood.