Friday September 28, 2012
Whilst it is technically possible to build new homes to exceptional standards, including zero carbon, the number of new homes being built each year will be a very small percentage of housing stock. Although new build will be important in pushing the boundaries of sustainable design, the main effort in the short to medium term will have to focus on improving the existing stock of millions of substandard houses. Therefore the future of housing in the UK will be largely defined by refurbished housing stock. How will this huge refurbishment programme be achieved?