Code for Sustainable Homes

Cracking the code

Gilbert McCarthy, managing director of Kingspan Off-Site, looks at the benefits of using off-site timber frame systems to crack the code for sustainable homes.

Rok solid

Rok is partnering with timber frame suppliers to drive down costs and drive up quality

Controlling energy efficiency

Tony Pell, product manager at JELD-WEN, considers how windows play a much greater part in controlling both energy efficiency and heat loss in a property.

The rise and rise of timber frame

Housebuilding starts are down, but it hasn’t stopped timber frame seizing yet more of the market.TiC reports.

Raging Bill

Bill Dunster has his eyes on the Government's eco-towns. TiC strips the architect down to his green shoots to find out what gives him the zed factor.

ONCE SEEN as the maverick pioneer behind the Beddington Zero Emissions Development (Bedzed) in Surrey, Bill Dunster has come under fire for being too visionary and too ahead of the market.

After its completion in 2002, Bedzed has been criticised for being too costly and too complicated by those in the construction industry unwilling to accept change.

Green Building Store launch new timber windows

13 February 2008

Green Building Store launches new eco options for timber windows.

Spotlight on PRP Architects

Andy Von Bradsky describes becoming an architect as a " terrible accident." TiC hears how an Alsager lad took up the mantle for 21st century housing.

Designing energy efficient homes

In a bid to create highly energy efficient homes, architects are employing 21st century technologies. TiC reports on one project that could lead the way for designing renewables into housing.

Can British Forestry cope with housing targets?

 TiC talks to Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall about the future of British Forestry.

Confusion over "zero carbon" homes

Will the proposed code for sustainable homes prove as much of a white elephant as home information packs, or will it be mired in confusion like the introduction of Part L? TiC finds an industry plagued by uncertainty.

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