R&D - Sustainable Construction

We will investigate at least 3 new commercially available sustainable building products to assess their design and build performance.

'Room in the roof' technology has been assessed. Additional technologies will continue to be assessed in 2015/16.

We will continue to investigate new commercially available sustainable building products / techniques / materials to assess their design and build performance.

 

Our house type designs and build processes are constantly evolving as we seek to respond to the demands of our customers, stakeholders and the ever more stringent statutory requirements.

Residential development sites are diverse in their character and environment. This offers us the opportunity for the research and development of new systems, products and processes to further improve our efficiency. 

Design and Materials

We keep under constant review our house designs and building materials to learn from the way they perform during construction and in use. This improves the performance of the home for our customers as well as reducing costly and wasteful repair and alteration works.  

During the year, we have focussed on energy efficiency in the home in order to keep the energy bills of our customers to a minimum. In the coming year new designs will continue to benefit from a range of sustainable improvements, such as better thermal insulation and more energy efficient lighting.