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Better Built Homes Seminar

26 Apr 2018

Practical guidance for high quality, high performance homes that don’t cost the earth.

Concrete and masonry products are UK-manufactured, locally available and one of the most cost-effective solutions for building a new home. 

Designing a basement webinar

01 Mar 2018

This CPD webinar will deal with the intricacies of structural design of basements, which essentially is the control of cracking. Loads, specification, an example (in outline) and a few case studies will also be covered. 

Planning a basement webinar

07 Feb 2018

This free CPD webinar will provide guidance on grades and types of basements, waterproofing strategy, ground movement, methods of construction and materials.

 

Increase in planning applications for basements

23 Aug 2017

Analysis by Halifax of planning data for England, Scotland and Wales from January 2012 to December 2016 has found a 183% increase in planning applications for basement extensions, as people improve properties rather than move. As reported in the Guardian today.

Technical Working Groups meet to progress key topics

03 Aug 2017

The Basement Information Centre is a forum to develop guidance to simplify design and enable high performance basement construction. To this end, our ground gases working group and podium decks working group have both met during the summer to progress their projects.