Targeting the self-builder

Jenny Smith-Andrews, Marketing Manager at H+H, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aircrete products and systems, explains the company’s latest move into the self-build market and how this is assisting SME builders.

How Long Should a Home Last?

There is no organisation, standard, regulation or piece of legislation that requires a minimum lifespan for a building. Jenny Smith-Andrews at H+H examines the expected and potential lifespan of a home.

Aircrete ideal for fabric first building - by Jenny Smith-Andrews

The recent upheaval surrounding the Government’s Feed in Tariff for small scale renewable energy generation has added uncertainty into this marketplace. Is it now as appealing for housing associations to install potentially expensive technology, such as solar PV, on new builds, as it was just one year ago? Perhaps not, and testament to this are the number of micro generation schemes either shelved or put up for review recently by HA’s.

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