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  • End of Right to Buy in Scotland

    Zhan McIntyre, policy lead at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), discusses why the e ...

    Zhan McIntyre, policy lead at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), discusses why the end of Right to Buy in Scotland was not a moment too soon. The Scottish Federation of Housing As ...

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  • The UKGBC’s Delivering Building Performance report

    The ‘Delivering Building Performance’ report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) puts forward its ...

    The ‘Delivering Building Performance’ report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) puts forward its ideas for a sustainable built environment. The opening statement of the review claims that: ‘Th ...

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  • Sustainability strategy

    Aaron Taylor discusses the design concept for the new Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicin ...

    Aaron Taylor discusses the design concept for the new Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast; a building that delivers a flexible and sustainable collaborat ...

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  • Combined heat and power

    Combined heat and power (CHP) is becoming an increasingly popular option for public sector buildings, gen ...

    Combined heat and power (CHP) is becoming an increasingly popular option for public sector buildings, generating low-carbon energy on site. With the potential to reduce energy costs and achieve green ...

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  • CIBSE low energy refurbishment

    Building performance evaluation has been used in a study by Oxford Brookes University to assess the low e ...

    Building performance evaluation has been used in a study by Oxford Brookes University to assess the low energy refurbishment of council offices in an 1830s hunting lodge, explains Professor Rajat Gupt ...

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  • Local authority living walls

    Green spaces can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing but as cities expand, these spaces ...

    Green spaces can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing but as cities expand, these spaces are disappearing and nature if playing less of a role in our lives. Scott Anderson looks at ho ...

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  • Lightweight renovating plaster

    Plaster is one of the most extensively used materials, yet compromising quality over cost can lead to lon ...

    Plaster is one of the most extensively used materials, yet compromising quality over cost can lead to long-term property maintenance issues. Iain Spence puts forward the case for alternative plaster u ...

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  • Space saver

    Within student accommodation the kitchen and dining space is one of the main areas for socialising and is ...

    Within student accommodation the kitchen and dining space is one of the main areas for socialising and is subject to high levels of usage as well as wear and tear. Bob Andrew explains what to look for ...

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  • Ease of installation

    When tasked with upgrading bathroom facilities across several properties, finding the right product is cr ...

    When tasked with upgrading bathroom facilities across several properties, finding the right product is crucial to ensure a trouble-free job for direct labour organisations (DLOs) and contractors. Stev ...

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  • Facilities grants

    Altro offers advice on making the DFG work for Cognitive Disorders and home improvements that really help ...

    Altro offers advice on making the DFG work for Cognitive Disorders and home improvements that really help. ...

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