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High performance homes
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High performance homes

High performance housing exceeds regulations and standards across a range of performance parameters. This housing can be built using locally available masonry. The inherent properties of masonry make it easy for designers to achieve required outcomes for their housing projects. Masonry products are local, low carbon and long lasting. The inherent properties of the product give whole life performance. These include:Non combustibleGood thermal propertiesDurableRobustInertRot resistantGood acoustic propertiesMoisture resistantMasonry homes also provide numerous benefits to occupants and home owners:Low fire risk – Masonry materials are...

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Uplift in confidence for British architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) monthly Future Trends workload index – a tool used to measure RIBA members’ confidence in the market for architectural services...

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Construction output falls for a second quarter

Construction output fell more steeply than previously estimated in the three months through September, driven by a drop in commercial work and housing repairs.The latest data from ...

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New brochure highlights innovative R32 range

Mitsubishi Electric has released a new brochure for the advanced Mr Slim R32 Power... Read More

GEZE UK gets top marks for education

When it comes to the supply of door and window systems for education, GEZE UK gets top marks,... Read More