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CONTENTS 05.21


14


ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:


4-8 INDUSTRY NEWS


10-13 NEW DEVELOPMENTS


14-18 COMMENT


20-21


THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE


23-33


WHITE PAPER – EXPLORING CURRENT THINKING ON MMC


36-39 CASE STUDY


36 41 45


COMMENT SUPPORT IS NEEDED FOR SME FIRMS TO BUILD GREENER Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), explores why SMEs should be at the heart of the Government’s plans for green construction, to help them conquer obstacles.


FEATURES:


CASE STUDY SCOTTISH PASSIVHAUS SCHEME GETS THE GREEN LIGHT A pioneering project by Hanover (Scotland) to provide 15 Passivhaus homes near Loch Lomond – on the site of the housing association’s first ever scheme – has been given the go-ahead. Jack Wooler speaks to the people behind it.


55 58


BUILDING FABRIC PUSHING DESIGN BOUNDARIES WITH BESPOKE Kathryn Muller of The Rooflight Company discusses how bespoke design can allow housebuilders and developers to push the boundaries of aesthetics on their schemes.


63


BUILDING FABRIC KEEPING A HIGH PROFILE Tony Hobbs of Southern Sheeting explains how to choose the right metal sheeting for a domestic build.


PRODUCTS:


Appointments & News .......................................18-48 Building Fabric ......................................................40-48 External Envelope................................................47-49 Finance & Insurance............................................48-51 Groundworks.........................................................50-52 Heating, Ventilation & Services.......................53-54 Insulation ................................................................55-56


Interiors ...................................................................54-61 Landscaping & External Works........................61 Plant & Workwear.................................................61 Safety & Security...................................................61-65 Structural Elements.............................................66


Classified & Directory ..............................................67 WWW.HBDONLINE.CO.UK


INSULATION THE SUSTAINABLE CASE FOR PIR Simon Blackham of Recticel Insulation explores why the sustainability benefits of PIR make it a great choice for smart, energy efficient homes.


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WHITE PAPER EXPLORING CURRENT THINKING ON MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION In our survey of professionals in the housebuilding industry, we explore changing perceptions of building offsite, and the various approaches’ main benefits and barriers.


INTERIORS A NEW GREEN FOCUS FOR BATHROOMS Adam Teal of Kaldewei explains why sustainability is now a key driver for specifiers when planning bathrooms, as the industry restarts in earnest.


SAFETY & SECURITY PUT SAFETY FIRST WITH FIRE DOORS Scott Francis of Bowater Doors explores the standards and accreditations housebuilders should consider when looking for a composite fire door.


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