Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Burn Hall, experiments, Fire, Health and Safety, homes, News, Research, Research Partnerships, testing, Testing/Certification, Video|Tags: |

Lewisham Homes has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) to carry out tests to examine how effective residential sprinkler systems are on mobility scooter fires. Steve Kilden, Fire Safety Advisor for Lewisham Homes said: ‘A growing number of residents need to use mobility scooters.  Because of this [...]

The full cost of poor housing

May 20th, 2016|Categories: BRE Trust, Health & Wellbeing, housing, IHS BRE Press, News, poor housing, Publications, Research, Video|Tags: |

Research from BRE reveals the £18.6 billion cost of leaving England’s housing homes unimproved. Although we’ve largely eradicated the diseases associated with the slums of the Victorian era in developed countries like England, there remain a significant number of health and safety hazards in the home.  This is compounded by the fact that the UK has [...]

The Zero Bills Home, the house of the future?

May 19th, 2016|Categories: BRE Buzz, Energy Efficiency, housing, innovation park, iPark, Low Carbon, Video, zero bills home|Tags: |

One of the newest builds on the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford, the Zero Bills Home, was launched earlier this year. It is the brainchild of zero carbon pioneer Bill Dunster, the founder of ZedFactory and creator of one of the first low carbon developments in the UK, the BedZED project. Zero Bills is a timber [...]

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