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The SHIFT Awards are here

April 3, 2017 | Bevan Jones
Sustainable Homes launch the SHIFT Awards 2017 today – we’re really looking forward to this year’s event. Take a look… Read more

Housing White Paper: open consultation

March 29, 2017 | Bevan Jones
The Housing White Paper, Fixing our Broken Housing Market was released on 7 February. The Government has done a good… Read more

New build, new problems?

February 27, 2017 | Begum Bidik Nash
This is the first article of the “Our house, in the middle of our street” series. Ever wondered where sustainability… Read more

Show me the money

February 15, 2017 | Sarah Daly
When people talk about sustainability measures and energy efficiency investment, too often the first question will be “is there funding?”… Read more

More must be done to end fuel poverty

February 13, 2017 | Sarah Daly
The equivalent of the population of Glastonbury will die this winter from being in fuel poverty. Currently 2.38 million families… 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.
 
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