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Builders’ book. An illustrated guide to building energy efficient homes

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This guide outlines key construction details when building a new home (commonly identified as requiring further guidance during multiple site inspections) as well as good practice for delivering them. Overall, the book aims to improve the quality of new homes built, focusing on comfort levels and energy bills and assists builders improve site processes to deliver better performing homes and reduce the risk of condensation and mould growth, excessive heat loss and failure to meet building regulations.

 

The specific edition of the guide is intended for traditional masonry construction of new homes and extensions. It follows the construction phase of the house-building process, with the aim to help site personnel and trades improve quality of the end product. Areas where built environment professionals can improve the design are also highlighted.

 

To access the full guide please visit:

http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/sites/default/files/resources/reports/Zero%20Carbon%20Hub%202015%20FINAL.pdf

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