Final Friday Five

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Hello and welcome to 2017’s first Final Friday Five. We’ve rounded up our top posts and articles from the past month – what do you think? Let us know in the comments below…

Garden villages: Locations of first 14 announced

In the same month as ‘new town’ Milton Keynes celebrated its 50th anniversary, the government announced the locations of 14 new garden villages.

The intention? To alleviate the housing crisis, with the project expected to provide up to 48,000 new homes across England.

Find out more on the BBC website.

LENDERS project update

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the progress of the LENDERS project, and it’s probably worth you doing so too.

The LENDERS project is testing the use of EPC and other building data in estimating energy costs on individual homes and look at the potential to incorporate that estimate into the mortgage affordability calculation. In turn, this may help encourage buyers towards homes with lower energy bills, and increase their willingness to invest in improving energy efficiency.

Interested? Register your place at next week’s update.

BIM on the U-value Calculator

We’re proud of our U-value Calculator. It’s free, easy to use and packed with over 8,000 calculations.

However, as our BIM expert Hannah explains on her blog post, we’re always striving to provide more. Now, through a simple tick-box process, you can receive the BIM object for your flat roof construction along with your U-value calculation.

Visit www.uvalue-calculator.co.uk and try for yourself.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh on peer-reviewing the Ladybird book on climate change

The iconic Ladybird series released a book on climate change during January.

Not only was it co-written by HRH Prince Charles, but Dr Emily Shuckburgh explains how the book was actually his idea after having attended 2015’s Paris climate summit.

It is also first Ladybird book to be peer-reviewed, so that it remained ‘robust and evidence-based’.

Read more over on the Carbon Brief website.

Insulation Insight – Winter 2016 / 2017

Have you read the latest edition of our industry magazine yet?

This quarter we’re focusing on:

  • SIPs and the school places shortage
  • Cavity walls: the past, present and future
  • ‘Rising High’ with fire safety in façades
  • …and much more!

Download or request your hard copy on our website.

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