Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Pitfalls Housebuilders Should Avoid

We often see housebuilders encounter the same pitfalls when installing solar PV across their sites. The biggest of these happens when developers choose to install solar PV through mechanical and electrical contractors, who will then subcontract out the installation process to solar specialists. This seems like the simplest solution because…

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Meeting New Build Energy Targets

Housebuilders have regional targets to meet on each new development, which specify how much energy site-wide should come from renewables. So what are the best energy-saving options for housebuilders at the moment? Well, there are numerous materials and technologies developers can use to support energy targets; they could install more…

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Frugal Innovation in Housebuilding

Housebuilders face a number of challenges in getting a new development off the ground; securing the right land at the right price, obtaining planning permission, making sure planning requirements are met, and – crucially – putting in place a strong supply chain to design and complete the build. Just about…

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