News

13.09.2021

Start your retrofit journey here

Four million of the North’s homes need to be upgraded to reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) level C. That’s a huge target in itself, but when you factor in the Government's Clean Growth Strategy deadline of 2035 for this to happen, that means 270,000 homes need to be retrofitted every year until then.

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News

06.09.2021

Rising to the net zero challenge: how to procure for retrofit

Last week our colleagues at the Northern Housing Consortium launched a new annual report, the Northern Housing Monitor.

Focusing on the particular challenges of housing in the north, chapters include energy efficiency, affordability, ‘levelling up’ and the role of the private rented sector.

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News

31.08.2021

Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, North West Leicestershire District Council

As part of the Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, North West Leicestershire District Council has implemented a programme of energy efficiency improvement works for 56 homes across the area, with a further 25 to be surveyed.

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News

16.08.2021

Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) in action

If you’ve yet not started to figure Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) into your planned new-build projects, then chances are you will have heard of it.

We’ve written about it a couple of times (check out the links at the bottom of this article to read more) because it’s going to be so essential to the future of public sector home building.

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News

09.08.2021

MMC - A Journey to Improved Delivery

Despite now being well into my career, I still feel that Construction gets overlooked as an industry for the immense value it brings into all our lives. Indeed, without the built environment, what would we have?

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News

02.08.2021

PAS 2035 – A guiding light

Retrofitting your stock for energy efficiency probably feels like an overwhelming battle; a job that will never end.

Where to start? How to prioritise? What measures to install?

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News

21.07.2021

Supplier applications open for £1.5 billion public sector new-build framework

Housing developers are now able to apply for a new four-year, £1.5 billion new build framework to deliver public sector projects.

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News

13.07.2021

How to tackle disrepair head on

There’s no getting away from it – the social housing sector is facing a mounting crisis from the continuing resident reports of sub-standard housing conditions.

It’s a disaster for residents. But it’s also a reputational crisis of our own making, and a financial one that’s emerging from the confluence of a few issues. It’s a fast-moving situation and one we collectively need to get ahead of.

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News

05.07.2021

One year to the Part L uplift

The Government has said that this time next year it will bring into force changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, which cover the conservation of fuel and power in new-build homes.

It represents the first update to Part L in nearly a decade, is the next step on the road to net zero in 2050, and has huge implications for the construction of all new homes., including those built by housing associations and local councils.

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News

29.06.2021

Door manufacturers appointed to £130m public sector framework

Door manufacturers appointed to £130 million public sector framework

Twenty-seven door manufacturers have won places on a new £130 million framework to supply communal and entrance doors to the public sector.

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