Housing Specification Blog

June, 2015

SBS warns that Y-Value knowledge gap is creating door sized holes in new properties

June 23, 2015 PaulGroves Housing DesignHousing IssuesPlanning & Legislation

Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), part of the Travis Perkins Group, is warning architects and housing developers that a lack of Y-value knowledge is resulting in costly and energy inefficient junctions that are the equivalent of adding a hole the size of a set of French doors into the build. The 2010 Building Regulations introduced SAP […]

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Knauf Insulation responds to European Court of Justice ruling

June 8, 2015 PaulGroves Housing IssuesPlanning & Legislation

The European Court of Justice ruled that the UK’s longstanding reduced five per cent rate of VAT on energy-saving products was in breach of EU laws. John Sinfield, Knauf Insulation’s Managing Director – Northern Europe, responds: Triumphs of ‘process over purpose‘! We all recognise them when we hear them; indeed you can probably imagine the […]

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