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31 Oct 2017

Getting Green Finance and Mortgages right with the Home Quality Mark.

We have a great opportunity in linking finance with the quality and sustainability of how we build homes, this should be maximised so we can deliver positive outcomes for consumers, the financial sector, developers and regulators.  The Home Quality Mark is the tool to do this. ...
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08 Sep 2017

Keeping you dry

Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved. 
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30 May 2017

Can building to higher standards help the UK post-BREXIT?

Is there more that we can do to make sure we protect ourselves from the potential risks of Brexit and are able to grow and flourish outside the EU?
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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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