Building Better Homes for the Customer: A report by the Futures Group
Ancon is an active member of the Futures Group - a unique forum that brings together leading industry experts from manufacturing, home building and regulatory bodies to work in collaboration to drive continuous improvement. It is a true co-operative focused on delivering practical sustainable solutions to the growing housing crisis in the UK.
Our primary purpose is to act as a ‘Think Tank’ to advise Government and other decision-makers on how to meet the low carbon challenge and build better, more sustainable homes on a mass-market scale.
A further aim is to help and support smaller home builders who may not have the technical resources to deal with the volume and complexity of regulatory change.
‘Building Better Homes for the Customer’ is the first in a series of reports planned by the Group. It sets out a number of recommendations to Government which are carefully considered, backed by reasoned arguments, financially sound and practical to implement.
The report offers expert advice on several key issues affecting the industry including an appropriate carbon target for the 2013 amendment to Part L, the future of the Code for Sustainable Homes and the ongoing management of SAP – the Standard Assessment Procedure.
Following recent fire tests at BRE Global, Ancon is pleased to confirm that its innovative basalt-fibre, low thermal conductivity wall ties, Teplo-BF and Teplo-L, offer 120 minute fire resistance, making them suitable for buildings of any height.
After a string of Awards successes for the Teplo range, the new Teplo-BF low thermal conductivity wall tie has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Innovation in Insulation” category of the 2016 Build It Awards.