Refurbishment projects are often hindered by a lack of information and practical guidance on renovation techniques. We provide the guidance on sustainable technologies and processes needed by building professionals, and owners and managers of building and housing stock.
Much of our expertise has been gained through projects such as Rethinking Housing Refurbishment which, with wide industry support, is renovating a Victorian stable block at our Hertfordshire headquarters. When completed, the building will be used as a training centre for sustainable renovation crafts and skills, and to showcase refurbishment methods.
Our specialisms include:
Traditional and innovative refurbishment techniques - such as those being used in the Rethinking Housing refurbishment project.
Retrofit of intelligent technologies - that will help to meet the healthcare, social and other needs of the UK's ageing population.
Heritage refurbishment - our knowledge has helped to conserve and protect some of the best known heritage buildings in the country including the Palace of Westminster.
T zero - free online home refurbishment advice at http://www.tzero.org.uk/
Condition surveys - these enable you to make informed decisions on whether to refurbishment or rebuild.
Housing stock modeling service - we use our extensive English House Condition Survey data, to provide local authorities with estimates for key housing and energy variables to help inform their housing strategies.
Sustainable refurbishment - improving energy and water use in the buildings.
Training on Sustainable refurbishment of housing.