The government has launched a 10-week consultation ahead of its Housing Standards Review – but are its terms too limited?
Architects are growing frustrated with the system for certifying green buildings — but big changes are on the way
Pressure groups raise concerns over goverment’s review plans
The NPPF heralds a radical change to the planning system and has placed new emphasis on local and neighbourhood plans. Here are the aspects that will affect architects most
Yes, says Jonathan Hines, it is holding back progress; but Mel Starrs says it is vital to ensuring that sustainability remains on the agenda
The demands of compliance with the new Part L regulations could result in additional costs in the short term creating a challenge for architects with demanding clients.
Devereux Architects’ Mark Siddall explains thermal bypass, one of the topics up for discussion at this year’s free Sustainability Now virtual conference.
With the latest revisions to the building regulations going ’live’ on October 1 Mark Taylor, technical director at Allies and Morrison and Ant Wilson, director of building engineering at AECOM, uncover the mystery of how much transparency is allowable on non-dwelling facades.
In the first of a series of videos about facade design, Graham Fairley, head of facade engineering at Aecom, talks to Anthony Gell, CEO at The Business Voice about some of the hot topics in the industry today.
Hilson Moran’s director of sustainability Chris Birch breaks down some of the key changes coming in the new Part L
Proposals aim to boost ailing housing sector
Regulatory changes will be phased in with the introduction of the Green Deal in October
A focus on building fabric instead of renewables is the most cost effective approach for housing, says Mel Starrs
New regulations to pave way for Green Deal
Ahead of the Part L Conference, BRE’s Paul Davidson explains how dedicated software can help tackle the stricter targets set by the new Part L.
Sheppard Robson has helped develop a free tool to enable architects and interior designers improve and rate sustainability of office fit-out projects, says associate Daniel Winder
Architects are calling on the government for clarification on when the new version of Part L of the building regulations will be introduced.
The government has published new amendments for Part L of the Building Regulations, which are due to come into force this October.