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Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort

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Multigenerational living: an opportunity for UK house builders?

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Small house builders and developers: current challenges to growth

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The gender and age profile of the house-building sector

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NF78 Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort

Achieving a good balance between energy efficiency and daylighting, while minimising the risk of overheating is a major challenge for today’s housing designers. This guide shows how glazing type, frame width, glazing area and orientation impact on performance, and highlights the best solutions for a typical range of home types.

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Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort

Small tweaks to the design of windows can lead to…

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Multigenerational living – an opportunity for UK house builders?

Britain’s house builders have been urged to tap into the…

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Small house builders and developers: current challenges to growth

Small builders ‘frustrated’ with delays caused by planning system Delays…

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NF77

Multigenerational living: an opportunity for UK house builders?

Identifies a growing trend towards multigenerational living, and a range of practical benefits...

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NF76

Small house builders and developers: current challenges to growth

This update of earlier work published by the NHBC Foundation in 2014, pinpoints challenges...

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NF75

The gender and age profile of the house-building sector

NF75 provides current insights into age and gender diversity within the house-building sector...

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Foundation Facts

Foundation Facts showcases recent research and guidance completed by the NHBC Foundation.

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