• Retrofit 101

    The Retrofit Academy has launched a new training course to help contractors expand their retrofit knowledge and understand career paths available.
  • Social Climbers

    There are many different reasons why we might find a building inspiring, but with the UK’s current housing crisis, perhaps the most inspiring buildings are those that provide social housing, says David Adams.
  • Retrofit revolution

    In addition to being awarded nearly £1m by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), the Retrofit Academy has opened its tenth training hub.
  • CABE LIVE: Day two round-up

    Last month, from 5-6 December, CABE and CIBSE joined forces for a free, two-day technical symposium and exhibition. Here's a round-up of the second day of speakers.
  • CABE LIVE lands in London

    Earlier this month, CABE and CIBSE joined forces for a free, two-day technical symposium and exhibition at London’s ExCel.
  • Scotland’s at risk buildings

    The Buildings at Risk Register (BARR) is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and provides information on historic buildings at risk.
  • The long and winding road

    With the UK Prime Minister setting out an amended path to net zero, Matt Lamy asks the experts how this will affect the construction industry and the drive for retrofitting
  • The lie of the land

    Residential surveyors are crucial to helping people understand property. But the profession has plenty of challenges, finds Huw Morris
  • The cosy house

    A Dutch concept for retrofitting homes with off-site components is seizing the imagination of social landlords. Huw Morris reports
  • Being heard

    Research from Zutec and Createmaster has shown many UK tenants and leaseholders are living with outstanding maintenance issues in their homes.
  • From library to learning

    Arcadis’ Lenders, Investors and Insurers (LII) team's heritage professionals were collaborators in a highly-commended project that restored and conserved the Grade II listed Old Library in Liverpool into a new childcare nursery and community space.
  • NASC appoints new CEO

    The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the appointment of Clive Dickin as its new Chief Executive.
  • Haven of calm

    Landscape Designer Catriona Rowbotham has been tasked with boosting the biodiversity and wellbeing of staff at CABE’s headquarters on an industrial estate surrounded by busy roads.
  • Registration of higher-risk buildings

    In April, the Building Safety Regulator opened its online registration portal to enable owners of higher-risk buildings in England and Wales to submit applications to register their buildings before 01 October 2023. Legal firm Trowers & Hamlins estimates the portal needs to receive more than 70 submissions a day in order to register more than 12,500 higher-risk buildings before the deadline.
  • Retrofit: more than piecemeal solutions

    Climate charity Ashden tells Building Engineer’s editor Rebecca Davies-Nash that retrofit is such an overwhelming and critical issue that it deserves more than piecemeal solutions