Category: Technology + Construction

Tales from the Joist End

Retrofit projects require careful detailing to secure the necessary energy efficiency improvements without compromising the building fabric. In the second of our articles on retrofit, we’re going to take a...

5 Barriers to Retrofit

In the first of a new series on Retrofit, we look at the main barriers to making serious energy efficiency improvements to our existing housing stock. The collapse of coal and...

Cundall One Planet Living

Newcastle-based engineering consultancy Cundall demonstrates its commitment to sustainability with an ambitious target of One Planet Living. A striking newspaper headline in December caught my attention. It suggested that 2016...

Bucking the Trend

We reveal the mysteries of how to design and build better homes. The Racecourse Estate in Houghton le Spring is an anomaly. It is to say the least a very...

Cragside Hydro

Hydropower returns to Cragside nearly 140 years after it became the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Cragside is the ‘palace of a modern magician’ (1)....

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