The findings of the Retrofit for the Future’ study will be launched at the Retrofit Live event held at the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) next month and will include discuss the outcomes of the recent £17m programme. We need to get serious about retrofit and this event and study will point the way forward.
The GGF campaign to cut VAT on maintenance and home improvements has been boosted by a recent report from Experian that says this could add £15billion to the UK economy plus create 95k jobs and save tonnes of CO2. With an election round the corner maybe this is campaign will catch the eye of the Chancellor.
Among the top stories this week, we include a report on the carbon footprint of clay brick manufacturing and project story on a new movable wall system creating space at the top BMW showroom in Mayfair. Check-out all the summaries below for more new product and project stories.
Finally, was The Shard the thin edge of the vertical wedge? With London’s skyline set to be filled with 250 more towers, is it time to challenge this trend? Comment via the Buildingtalk Tweet on this.
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