Upgrading environmental accreditation

January 27, 2017 | Bevan Jones
SHIFT is the leading accreditation for the housing sector. It has had an impact on improving environmental performance and over… Read more

Into the Dragon’s Den

January 17, 2017 | Guest Author
Well that was nerve wracking! The Future Climate team, along with TLT Solicitors, Westminster City Council and The University of… Read more

Builders Book and roasting residents

November 8, 2016 | Guest Author
“So,” I hear you ask, “what is the connection between the Builders Book and roasting residents?” Well, if you’re asking…….. Read more

Who is driving change in housing?

October 28, 2016 | Emma Jones
The SHIFT Awards this year promise to be an exciting event. We are celebrating the fantastic achievements of the housing… Read more

A brave new world for housing

October 20, 2016 | Bevan Jones
Last week in Manchester proved to be a Brave New World all round. It was my first conference  as Managing… Read more
damp, mould, condensation, research

“Black mould”? Someone else’s fault

October 19, 2016 | Emma Jones
New research to help landlords and residents understand causes and solutions to condensation issues. The problem Damp, mould and condensation… Read more

Fitting bricks: it may seem scary to use BIM but the rewards are great

September 26, 2016 | Richard Lupo
We’re told that when a bricklayer first walks onto a building site, the first thing he or she does is not lay any bricks.  They spend quite a bit of time working out exactly where the windows should be.  This is because they want to position them exactly such that there is a neat half brick / whole brick pattern around the window frame.  A very neat aim, but surely this is all on the architect’s drawing.  Well, apparently not.  Not, that is, unless the drawing is created under a Building Information Modelling (BIM) regime.  A BIM drawing would show bricklayers exactly where the windows should be to create the desired, neat effect.  This can save nearly a day of bricklayers’ time on site and serves as just one example of how BIM can cut costs on site.

A sustainable change in housing?

September 22, 2016 | Bevan Jones
On the surface it looks like sustainability has had its day. Regulations have been eroded, programmes to improve the energy efficiency of housing have stalled;
 
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