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Research report

11 Jul 2017

Multigenerational living is an area of established international interest, with house builders developing homes for this market in the USA, Asia and parts of Europe. In contrast, in the UK this market sector is not well-understood and there has been little development of new home designs to suit...

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Research report

19 Oct 2016

The energy and carbon requirements of Building Regulations do not explicitly give credit for housing designs with lower heat loss areas or more efficient shapes. Yet through a better understanding of these issues, designers and developers can significantly reduce the energy consumption of new...