Archived News

Friday, November 28, 2014

LABC Registered Construction Details

Local Authority Building Control (LABC), Modern Masonry Alliance (MMA), Concrete Block Association and Aircrete have produced a suite of 250 Registered Construction Details designed to minimise heat loss through the weak junction points in a building’s outer envelope.

This initiative offers the construction industry solution-based details to combat thermal bridging.  They are relevant in England Wales and Scotland and help achieve emission targets for SAP 2012 calculations.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Overheating in Homes Survey

The Zero Carbon Hub, in collaboration with Sustainable Homes, has today launched a survey seeking the views of the housing industry on the challenging issue of overheating in homes. We invite you to respond.

Your response will help the Zero Carbon Hub to identify where there may be common issues with current processes and practises so that they may be improved. The survey is part of a wider project which will ultimately lead to a report to government and industry in 2015 recommending the shape of future policy on overheating.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Part L 2013 - Where to Start

NHBC release new Part L 2013 guides

These guides are intended to help house builders and designers understand the 2013 changes to Approved Document L1A - Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings (ADL1A).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Low Energy Know How Grimsby

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Low Energy Know How event in Grimsby on the 29th October and we hope that you found the day a worthwhile and beneficial experience. All speaker presentations from the conference now can now be downloaded using the following links: