10 Tips for Complying with the Code for Sustainable Homes

posted 14.08.2009

We have recently come across this interesting article which highlights ten tips for complying with the Code for Sustainable Homes. Whilst much of the housing industry has become familiar with the Code for Sustainable Homes rating, the 300-page Technical Guide can still present a daunting prospect. The Code Simply Explained, produced by experts from BRE and NHBC, has been produced as a handy guide...

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Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction Part 18

posted 04.08.2009

This weeks first instalment of the recipro sustainable construction draft responses...Enjoy! Q: One aim of the proposal would be to create an integrated approach to maintain and where possible enhance biodiversity as a result of construction sector activity. Please say what you think would be helpful to companies in the construction sector to support the aims of maintaining and enhancing biodive...

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Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction Part 13

posted 22.07.2009

More from the recipro office, this post focuses on the legislation that hinders sustainability in business operations. Q: We would be grateful for information from you on specific pieces of legislation which are impeding your ability to be more sustainable in your business operations. 1. Many respondents favoured better and simpler regulation. A number of respondents highlighted the importance o...

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Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction Part 11

posted 14.07.2009

More from Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction. At recipro we continue to publish extracts from this draft not only because it aligns with our goals but also the nature of feedback given is important to us.  Let us know what you think! Q: Which of the proposed actions for business do you consider to be a priority? Why? What are the barriers to implementing this action and how might they b...

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20 Ways to Cut Your Construction Costs

posted 13.07.2009

Here at the recipro office, we recently came across this interesting article on the HGTV Pro website.  This article explains how it is easier to cut costs to increase your margin than to raise prices in a sluggish market.  With housing starts in the doldrums in some markets, home builders need to make every dollar count to remain cost-competitive while still providing top value. Builders can c...

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