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Hemp and straw could be a risky choice for new build homes as interest ‘grows’

Natural crop-based building materials – such as hemp and straw – are of ‘growing’ interest for the construction of new homes in the UK, a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found. here...

NHBC Foundation report casts doubt over reliability of co-heating test

Co-heating tests that are used to measure overall heat loss from buildings are inconsistent and highly sensitive to the weather, new research by the NHBC Foundation has found. here...

Homeowners do not understand low energy technologies

Homeowners are unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, new research by the NHBC Foundation has revealed. here...

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Established in 2006, the NHBC Foundation provides the house building industry with research and guidance on topical subjects to support industry challenges leading up to the Government’s 2016 zero carbon homes target.

With over 40 publications to date, the NHBC Foundation also supports the industry by leading debate and thinking among industry experts, reporting on key and pressing issues relevant to the homes of the future.