Buildings’ energy strategy to save £billions + plans for 500k new homes

  • 8 Jul 2014

Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman

Gradus ensures safe flights of stairs at The Queens Terminal at Heathrow

Our pick of this week’s product and project stories includes

  • a block of 150 flats where Dimplex heaters are already producing a 22% energy saving
  • the safe stairways installed at the new Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow
  • Russell Roof Tiles solution at the new Woburn Forest Center Parcs holiday village

Skills shortages in building industry are affecting economic recovery according to the latest FMB survey. There are some innovative solutions out. If you are involved in any useful project, including training and recruiting more women and young people, do be in touch and I will include details in a Buildingtalk feature on this next week.

Finally, with the housing shortage getting worse, the Local Government Association outline how half a million extra new affordable homes could be built before the end of the decade. Let’s hope we see some action on this.

Link to TOP 10 stories in latest BUILDINGTALK NEWSLETTER

Link to VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Links below to TWEETS OF THE WEEK

How insulating buildings energy directly from buildings can save £12.1bn every year

Skills shortages in building industry affecting economic – solutions?

Local authorities call for plans to build 500k new homes in the next decade

Vote for your favourite iconic UK building in CITB 50th anniversary competition

£116 billion construction pipeline announced at Government construction summit

Construction output & jobs growth at 4 month high says new survey

UK government emergency measures as DCLG predict 4% new house-building drop

HOK and Arup reveal plan for a new Thames crossing

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