The government has voiced bold infrastructure ambitions for some time. Yet, simultaneously, the UK pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Considering the environmental impact construction has, achieving both will only be possible if the construction sector finds ways to reduce its carbon footprint. This is why the Government’s National Infrastructure Strategy is so vital. The recently unveiled strategy aims to drive forward infrastructure in a way that will help the UK achieve net zero, with R&D being a cornerstone of the puzzle.
In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.
If builders and homeowners choose to incorporate recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable materials into new housing projects, you might even see a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and overflowing landfills. Implementation of renewable energy within residential buildings may also help builders construct homes that are brand-new yet environmentally friendly, nonetheless.
With 1 in 3 Brits claiming hard water has got worse over the past year in their homes, limescale is becoming an epidemic in UK households. As a nation that’s renowned for loving a hot brew, and the winter months being a key for the use of hot water, household appliances and plumbing are under more pressure with limescale lurking and becoming a nuisance. The great news is there is a solution! From grimy irons to annoying residue in your morning brew, limescale build up can be easily managed with these handy tips.
There is a certain beauty and character in an older building that modern ones seldom have. Sure, new construction is built for current needs, but personality can sometimes be lacking. If someone is thinking about taking on an older building remodel and adapting it for modern needs, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Many industries, including professionals working in building and construction, rely on the print industry. It’s fair to highlight that the print industry has gathered up negative associations of being particularly destructive to the environment. This is primarily due to deforestation and the various oils which contribute to the creation of ink.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show experienced one of its most successful years to date in 2018, delivering more than 18,000 engaged and targeted visitors at its last two events covering the North and South West of the UK. The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which took place between 2-4 Nov
As buildings across the world become increasingly complex in their design, it makes sense that the technology within them would be equally as complex. How do buildings stay cool under extreme temperatures? How do we combine natural and technological measures to keep our buildings heated, cooled and
Within the next 20 years, we will reach the peak capacity for our oil consumption. However, demand continually appears to rise as the global production of oil decreases. In light of this, the construction industry still requires most of its energy sources from oil-based fuels.
The construction industry is seeing an increasing shift towards landfill redevelopment, as experts in the sector help more businesses and landowners identify real regeneration opportunities.