Code aims to raise insulation standards

Last month Blackpool Council launched a contractors’ code of conduct and guidance for solid wall insulation (SWI) projects to improve quality of work and to help preserve the character of Victorian and Edwardian terraces. Contractors who sign up to the code of conduct will be included on an approved list of SWI contractors. The documents…

BPF backs heritage consultation

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed an English Heritage consultation on future guidance for dealing with planning applications in historic environments. English Heritage is seeking views on three Historic Practice Good Practice Advice Notes published on 11 July. They relate to local plans, decision making and the setting of heritage assets. The notes are…

Westminster publishes heritage retrofit guides

Last month HB Digest reported that English Heritage was looking for heritage buildings in Soho as low carbon retrofit case studies. This area of London’s West End is packed with historic buildings, including Georgian terraces, which contribute to Westminster’s carbon footprint, one of the highest in the country. So if the footprint can be reduced…