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02.08.2021 by Gary Cawley

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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13.07.2021 by Gary Cawley

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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05.07.2021 by Gary Cawley

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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21.06.2021 by Gary Cawley

Want to explore MMC but not sure where to start? Here’s how…

Want to explore MMC but not sure how you can achieve the required levels of pre manufacture value to optimise Homes England grants? Here’s some tips on how…

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14.06.2021 by Gary Cawley

The Great Disrepair Conundrum

The number of disrepair claims against social housing organisations across the country is becoming an increasing issue, taking up time and money that some teams just don’t have. But what’s behind this phenomenon, and how can you tackle it?

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18.05.2021 by John Skivington

Dispelling the myths of MMC in the public sector

It feels as though we’re on the cusp of a boom in the adoption of modern methods of construction (MMC) in public sector housebuilding.

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10.05.2021 by Paul Dawson

Let the public sector lead the way

Paul Dawson, group technical manager at LHC, looks at the runaway demand for the latest Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund grants and explains why public-sector led programmes to transform the energy performance of our buildings are the quickest route on the road to net zero.

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10.05.2021 by John Skivington

It’s boom time for MMC – time to get involved

You will have read a lot about modern methods of construction (MMC). You may have even investigated where you can incorporate it into your plans. But if you haven’t introduced it to any of your projects yet, now’s the time, thanks to a significant development in government policy.

John Skivington, Group Director of LHC

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04.05.2021 by Gary Cawley

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

What is a DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System), how does it differ from a traditional framework, and how it can be used to keep work local?

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26.04.2021 by Gary Cawley

5 things to help steer you on your path to net zero

Launched at the end of last year, the eighth edition of the Energy Efficiency Framework (N8) couldn’t be more timely. As we get closer to COP26 and the Government makes more concerted noises than ever over decarbonisation, social housing providers have a huge role to play.

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