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29 Mar 2017

Local Authorities: how to support the delivery of quality, sustainable housing?

UKGBC recently released a green paper proposing a key leadership role for cities and local authorities in the support of the delivery of new homes.
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07 Feb 2017

Housing White Paper; Is diversity the only way to solve the housing crisis?

Gwyn Roberts gives his thoughts on the UK Government's Housing White Paper.
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15 Dec 2016

2016 the year of the Zero Carbon Home? – err well no.

2016 was supposed to be the year that zero carbon happened, but it didn’t quite pan out as hoped says Gwyn Roberts.
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06 Dec 2016

11,000 homes registered to the Home Quality Mark

More than 11,000 homes are now registered for assessment under the Home Quality Mark.
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05 Dec 2016

Air pollution and traffic jams, are electric bikes the future?

The Home Quality Mark and BREEAM Communities are encouraging the use of sustainable transport.
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06 Sep 2016

The value of independent certification of homes

There are many areas where achieving standards above minimum requirements leads to positive outcomes for home occupiers.
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22 Aug 2016

Over 4000 homes (& counting) registered to the Home Quality Mark   

As a clear commitment to ensuring quality and sustainable outcomes for home occupiers, developers are now registering their newly built homes against the Home Quality Mark.
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19 Jul 2016

#hottestdayoftheyear – temperature in new homes.

Yes, it is that day of the year when there should be a blog about overheating in homes, so here goes.
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13 Jul 2016

Influential group of MPs welcome Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark has been developed to address many of the problems highlighted in the APPG report.
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05 Apr 2016

It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;

High quality sustainable homes are worth the investment according to two recent independent pieces of research.  According to research carried out by housebuilder Redrow, when choosing a home, more than a quarter of those surveyed were willing to pay at least a 6% premium for a...
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