EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) should set requirements to reduce whole-life carbon emissions of EU building stock, says BPIE 

Carbon emissions across the whole lifecycle of buildings must be immediately reduced if we are to meet Europe’s climate targets for 2030. A new policy roadmap from BPIE argues that the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) recast should ensure a comprehensive vision of a carbon neutral building and construction... View Article

Housing safety and wellbeing task force launched

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Housing Safety & Wellbeing Taskforce, which due to Covid-19 precautions, took place online on the 13th January 2022. We were delighted to be joined by Sir Peter Bottomley MP, who... View Article

Woodhead to expand team to meet growing demand

One of Nottinghamshire’s leading construction contractors is growing its team as it looks to build on a strong 2021. Robert Woodhead Limited – part of the Woodhead Group – has recently been appointed to several key projects in the East... View Article

Construction industry weighed down by cost pressures

Construction output fell 1.8% in volume terms in October 2021, this is the largest monthly decline since April 2020 when output fell by 41.7%. Andy Sommerville, Director at Search Acumen, says: “In Q3 2021 the construction industry saw signs of... View Article

Construction 2021: a year in review

Simon Rowland, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering and Michelle Essen, Managing Associate, at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, take a look at the events of 2021 and the potential challenges and opportunities that the sector could be presented with... View Article

Driving scalability through demand for MMC

Industry experts have called for greater standardisation, collaboration and incentivisation to make Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) work at scale. Specialists from law and finance have said that whilst MMC could be the sector’s opportunity to cultivate a sustainable future,... View Article

houzen responds to COP26 pledges

Proptech investment platform houzen has highlighted the scale of the work required to reduce carbon emissions from residential properties in the UK. Known for its innovative use of property data, the company has put the issue of sustainable retrofits under the microscope.... View Article

The Basajaun demo building in Finland

The Basajaun demo building in Finland will showcase innovative wood-based materials and solutions developed in an EU project. Engineered wood products can make a large contribution to transforming the construction sector from a source of carbon into a sink. VTT... View Article

Work begins on landmark renovation scheme at mediaeval castle

Several award-winning consultants have been revealed as development partners in Raby Castle’s landmark renovation scheme, The Rising, which began a two-year programme of works this week.   The 700-year-old castle near Darlington in County Durham is one of the most intact mediaeval structures in England. Buildings... View Article