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Futurebuild 2020

The United Kingdom has the oldest and leakiest housing stock in Europe, with almost 38% of our homes dating from 1946 or before . One of the biggest challenges we therefore face as a nation is how to improve the energy performance of existing buildings. The answer lies in innovative approaches to retrofit, and with a new and exclusive Whole House Retrofit Zone, Futurebuild 2020 will be the go-to destination for all the latest thinking and opportunities in this field.

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Street of derelict houses ready for refurb

Refurbishing (or ‘retrofitting’) refers to the regeneration of buildings to reduce energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

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Closomat wash & dry toilet

The latest report on delivery of home adaptation provision maintains ‘the overarching aim’ is for it to be accessible and timely.

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