News

16.11.2021

New £66 million framework seeks specialist window and door contractors

PVC-U and timber window and door manufacturers, suppliers and installers are being sought for a new four-year framework for public sector projects.

The Windows and Doors framework (WD2) from CPC allows local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to source PVC-U and timber products and end-to-end design services for both residential and non-residential projects.

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12.11.2021

Detailed survey helps to improve housing for the vulnerable

CPC’s purpose is to work with our partners – our clients and suppliers – to deliver better buildings, homes and communities.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation, so one of the ways we do this is to invest any surplus we make into our Community Benefit Fund. Through this, we support our clients through social value initiatives for local communities in the North and Midlands.

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12.11.2021

What does an intelligent client do to procure construction projects?

Search for ‘intelligent client’ and Google delivers more than 136 million results. The term has gained prominence over the last decade, fueled by aspirations to transform the delivery of major UK public sector construction projects by focusing on value for money, whole-life asset management and sustainable procurement.

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09.11.2021

Bringing tenants along on the net-zero journey

Last month the Government announced the next stage of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, making £160 million available for social housing providers to upgrade existing housing stock and to improve energy performance by 31 January 2023.

And in the run up to COP26, we’re still eagerly awaiting the long-promised Heat and Buildings Strategy, building on the Government’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, to give clearer guidance on exactly how housing providers, homeowners and builders should reduce carbon emissions from homes.

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29.10.2021

Engineering inspection suppliers appointed to £5million public sector framework

Eight suppliers have been awarded a place on a new engineering inspection framework, worth £5million, for public sector organisations across England and Wales.

Engineering Inspection Services (EIS1) includes eight workstreams that will enable public bodies to access pre-approved suppliers for the assessment of equipment and systems across social homes, high and low rise blocks, sheltered housing, office buildings, leisure centres, plant rooms and other assets.

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18.10.2021

Levelling up with upgrades to schools and public buildings

The Government’s pledge to ‘level up’ the country in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the drive towards net zero, has led to a swathe of public funding programmes and investment schemes to help local councils improve their building stock.

Eighteen months of disruption to schooling has shone a spotlight on the inequalities of education opportunities and the importance of creating the right environment for learning.

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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

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

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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