Buyers’ rights of new homes strengthen with industry code

Buyers' rights of new homes strengthen with industry code

Developers who fail to resolve snagging problems on new homes could see themselves struck off the New Homes Quality Board, NHQB, register.   The board has released a new housebuilders code banning high-pressure selling, requiring an after-sale ‘cooling off' period and protecting the buyer for up to two years after purchase.   MP and

New homes must show 30 per cent cut in carbon emissions

New homes must show 30 per cent cut in carbon emissions

All new buildings must reduce their greenhouse gases by nearly a third under new building regulations which will come into force in June 2022.   Under the rules, carbon emissions from new build homes must be 30 per cent lower than current standards and other new buildings such as offices and shops

Kingspan Provides Tapered Roof Solution At Innovative Cambridge Offices

Kingspan Provides Tapered Roof Solution At Innovative Cambridge Offices

Situated at the heart of the prestigious North Cambridge Research and Design Cluster, the Maurice Wilkes Building offers five floors of Grade ‘A’ office space topped with Kingspan Thermataper TT47.   The stylish building, named after the pioneering computer scientist, has been developed by St John’s College and Turnstone Estates in

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon

How do we ensure zero carbon targets result in zero emission buildings? Many cities and regions want to adopt a zero carbon standard for new housing. There are clear imperatives to reduce the carbon emissions resulting from the built environment. However, we are currently not achieving any significant year-on-year reductions

Domus Ventilation Launches Next Gen High Performance MVHR Systems

Domus Ventilation Launches Next Gen High Performance MVHR Systems

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has launched its next generation, improved performance HRXE Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units for a wider range of residential properties than ever before.   HRXE-HERA™ and HRXE-AURA™ high performance MVHR systems combine supply and extract ventilation in one system. They efficiently