A new report has been published that focuses on the increasingly important issue of foundation design and its application in making new homes more resilient to the effects of extreme weather events caused by climate change.
The NHBC Foundation has published a guide that helps site managers oversee the many commissioning activities that are important to a smooth build programme and delivering high quality homes for home buyers.
A new report from NHBC Foundation highlights how trailblazing developers are exploring the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). The new report, ‘Modern methods of construction: who’s doing what?’, found that developers at the forefront were investing significantly in MMC an
The link between inadequate housing and poor physical and mental health that costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year is among the key themes of a new publication from NHBC Foundation. This relationship with health is explored in ‘40 facts: homes, housing and house building today’, which looks at a ra
Britain’s house builders have been urged to tap into the expanding market in multigenerational living by offering families new homes with greater flexibility. Research compiled by the NHBC Foundation shows that more than 1.8 million households in Britain contain two or more adult generations, yet
Energy demand in new homes could be halved if more focus is put on the shape and form of housing being built, the latest report from the NHBC Foundation has found. The current Building Regulations methodology used to demonstrate energy/carbon compliance does not give credit for the energy efficiency
New guidance outlining best practice for the installation of underfloor heating has been issued by the NHBC Foundation. The number of new homes with underfloor heating has increased in recent years because it helps free up wall space and can have energy efficiency advantages. Underfloor heating can
The vast majority of house builders have used or have considered using modern methods of construction (MMC) in the last three years, according to new research from the NHBC Foundation. The study found that one of the key attractions to MMC is the perceived ability to build more quickly and there is
Homes of the future will need to be properly hard-wired as technology plays a greater role in looking after the health and wellbeing of owners, new research by the NHBC Foundation has found. The ‘Connected Home’ report identifies and examines the benefits of smart technologies which are transfor