In its survey, Pilkington UK asked its customers to identify the issues that they would like the UK’s new Government to prioritise.
An emphasis was placed on new housing and planning laws; an investment in skills was also high on the agenda.
20% of the 318 respondents named a long-term plan for the construction of new homes as the top priority.
15% called for a relaxation in the planning laws for minor alterations to properties.
A total of 14% recognised the importance of sustainability, asking the new Government to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s existing housing stock by incentivising home owners and landlords.
Meanwhile, 13% called for support for education and training schemes to equip the industry with necessary skills and qualifications.
Other priorities named were commercial construction projects and large-scale infrastructure investment.
With confidence beginning to return to spending in many areas of the glazing industry, it is important that the new Government helps to nurture these trends.
As Pilkington’s survey has identified, the industry believes that upgrading the UK’s housing stock, building new homes and investing in education will ensure that it continues to progress.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited,
WA9 5 DZ
Phone: 01744 692000
Fax: 01744 692569
National Ventilation will be at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2018, exhibiting its range of domestic ventilation solutions on stand S553.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Exhibitions and Conferences, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY UK, responds to and offers guidance on the recent updates to British Standard 8300.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Health & Safety
VELUX has announced that it will be taking its Design a Brighter Future Breakfast Event to Cardiff and London this July.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Seminars, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows
The country’s leading roofing apprentices are preparing for the two-day final to reward the best in each of the two roofing disciplines: pitched and flat roofing.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Posts, Roofs, Training