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Sustainability in practice

It is critical is to measure the carbon footprint of early design options

12-May-2014 | By Kristian Steele

Embodied Carbon Week will help boost the industry’s expertise in emissions reduction, says Kristian Steele

Sustainability in practice

There are aspects that set my teeth on edge: the language of the consultation document is unbelievably crass

12-May-2014 | By Rory Bergin

Defra should not treat biodiversity like pieces on a chessboard, to be moved about at will, says Rory Bergin

Sustainability in practice

The Code for Sustainable Homes tends to focus on point-scoring, rather than fostering appropriate solutions

12-May-2014 | By Julia Park

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an unworkable muddle and we won’t mourn its passing, says Julia Park

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

22-May-2015 | By Tim Riley

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Building site

Building regs changes will help in war against 'wheelie bin blight'

13-May-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to building regulations brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review

Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

6-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

Carlton Tavern

Developer could have to rebuild London pub brick by brick

29-Apr-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Westminster City Council looks set to force the developer behind the demolition of an historic London pub to rebuild an exact replica on the site


So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt