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Energy efficiency

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Insulated Electricity Meter Boxes for buildings with external insulation

The UK has the oldest housing stock in Europe. The fitting of external insulation is an increasingly popular way of reducing carbon emissions from older housing stock. Other advantages including the interior building space remaining unchanged and the work can being carried out with the properties remaining occupied. Adding external insulation presents some challenges, namely around structural openings and thermal bridging. This is a particular consideration for access into non-standard size openings such as where an electricity meter is located in a wall cavity. We are pleased to introduce the... Read More

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Part L Building Regs: NHBC Poll reveals 84.5% of Industry professionals think Zero carbon target for 2016 unrealistic

What is Zero Carbon and why does it matter? Part L of the building regulations deal with the conservation of fuel and power in buildings. Recent revisions have seen tightening of the regulations to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions through improved thermal performance and a reduction in draughts. The goal is that all new residential buildings have a zero carbon rating by 2016. This is part of a wider effort to achieve a legally binding target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of their 1990 levels by 2050. Everybody... Read More