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Home-Grown Homes Updates – September

With just a few months left of the Home-Grown Homes Project we are now focused on pulling together all findings from the research into usable design guides and tools to ...
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Net-Zero targets for Wales

Net-Zero targets for Wales

Building on the work of the UKGBC and LETI, the Home-Grown Homes Project have developed a graphical net-zero guide with a set of targets & principles that we believe are ...
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Home-Grown Homes Project updates- July 2020

A new timber frame manufacturing group, an extension request for project partner Cardiff Met and trying out an overheating risk assessment tool. Home-Grown Homes project manager David Hedges, brings us ...
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HGH Project Updates May 2020

HGH Project Updates May 2020

While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought large parts of the industry to a standstill, we’ve been working away as best we can to progress the Home-Grown Homes project further. Project ...
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Future talent for a low-carbon society

Future talent for a low-carbon society

Skills shortage and lack of programmes to teach our future workforce how to build more sustainably, which techniques to use when and how to make them mainstream, and most importantly ...
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Developing a Welsh Wooden Windows Specification for Social Housing

Developing a Welsh Wooden Windows Specification for Social Housing

On 5 May 2020 in the midst of a national lockdown with most joinery businesses closed, 15 participants from across the joinery sector kicked off a Welsh Government funded two-year ...
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Creating value for communities through woodland expansion

Graham Hilton, Coed Cymru At the start of 2020, most commentators held up climate change as the biggest threat to humanity, a title now sadly usurped by the coronavirus pandemic ...
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HGHP Update for March

HGHP Update for March

As a government funded research project, we need to be accountable for the progress we’re making across the different work packages. The second review of the Project took place earlier ...
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Home-Grown Homes Project Updates - January 2020

Home-Grown Homes Project Updates – January 2020

The Home-Grown Homes Project is gathering speed as it enters its final year. Our Interim Report highlights progress and summarises what we’ve learned so far. From Little Acorns – Flexi Home ...
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Making better homes from Welsh Timber

Making better homes from Welsh Timber

Follow-up from the BIG Debate The Home-Grown Homes Project focuses on supply chain development in the production of timber homes in Wales from forest to housing construction, its aim being ...
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