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We round-up articles looking at various aspects of Government policy.

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11 February 2016 | by

The government has worked with Openreach and the Home Builders Federation on a new agreement that will see fibre based broadband offered to all new developments either for free or as part of a co-funded initiative.

22 January 2016 | by

The government has moved to slash renewable energy subsidies with a significant cut to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) from January 2016. Find out more about the changes as we explore whether solar is still a profitable investment.

05 November 2015 | by

Domestic consumer units must meet the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition Amendment 3 with effect from 1 January 2016.

01 December 2014 | by

We explore a government road map to deliver a radically simplified system for setting standards in the design and construction of new homes.

01 June 2014 | by

Following flooding at the start of 2014 we consider what level of investment will be needed to ensure better flood defences.

01 April 2014 | by

Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! reflects on the construction industry’s frustrations, vented at Ecobuild in March 2014, and urges action ahead of the 2015 General Election.

01 March 2014 | by

Roland Finch assesses measures in the 2014 budget on the construction industry.

01 June 2013 | by

What measures can you take to improve energy consumption in new and old buildings. David Clarke, author of What colour is your building?, explores some options.

01 January 2013 | by

Lynne Sullivan OBE looks at how to change ethos and embed sustainability at all stages of a construction project.

01 January 2013 | by

Mealanie Thompson explores a study by the UK Energy Research Centre.

01 January 2013 | by

Three new editions of the Approved Documents (AD) for building in England have been released. ADs K and P will take effect on 6 April 2013, with AD 7 coming into force on 1 July 2013.

01 October 2012 | by

Top-down environmental protection strategies can have unintended ecological consequences. We explore how to mitigate the risk.

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