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Lets Talk About Damp

An issue that bugs many habitants of a traditionally built home (built before 1919), and an issue that is important to rectify before the retrofit or installation of insulation into..

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The benefits of Home Quality Mark

A Home Quality Mark certificate shows that a home has been independently verified and goes beyond the minimum standards for quality and sustainability. These basic standards of quality and sustainability..

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Urbanisation

Urbanisation and the growth of global cities continues. As human activities within these areas increase, natural surfaces are replaced by asphalt and concrete for roads, buildings, and other structures necessary..

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EPCs: achieving a ā€˜Cā€™ by 2030?

A government consultation was launched this week, outlining proposals to upgrade as many homes as possible to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, to make progress towards..

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Home Quality Mark (HQM)

With the demise of the code for sustainable homes there was a gap in the market for a domestic certification scheme. With a proven track record of creating and delivering..

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Energy Efficiency in Homes

5 ways to make your home more energy efficient   The truth is, people want to do their upmost to ensure the amount of energy used within their homes is..

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Daylight Access for Planning & BREEAM

Daylight access is an aspect of design that is considered to be crucial by local authorities when assessing a proposed scheme. The standards used to evaluate residential developments at planning..

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The wonders of renewable energy

Like many others during the lockdown period, I had been binging Netflix for new series, films, and documentaries to pass the time. After I noticed Twitter went into a frenzy..

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Overheating in Homes

As touched upon within some of our recent blog posts, with more people than ever working from home during the last few months, having a comfortable living and working environment..

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