Leading refurbishment expert appointed as Director of BRE Wales

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One of the UKs foremost experts on refurbishment Colin King, has been appointed as the new Director of BRE Wales. He replaces incumbent Nick Tune who takes on a new role leading on the BRE Group’s digital activities including BIM.

Colin has been a Director at BRE Wales for eight years with key responsibilities for refurbishment and the hygrothermal performance of buildings. He acts as strategic advisor to the Wales Zero Carbon Hub and the Welsh Government on the building regulations.

Colin is currently working on a project funded by Department of Energy and Climate Change that explores the best ways to refurbish the six million solid wall homes that exist across the UK, ensuring that the measures taken don’t have unforeseen consequences.

Speaking about his appointment he said ‘In Wales we have a huge problem with the efficiency of our existing homes with a shocking 29% of all households in fuel poverty. I plan to use my extensive technical knowledge in this area and my links to Welsh Government and other organisations to make a significant dent in this figure by making existing stock more energy and carbon efficient for the benefit of people.’

Other key areas of focus will be on helping the housebuilding sector deliver quality homes across the country with pace and in volume and ensuring that they perform as designed.

King concluded ‘My aspiration is that BRE Wales will gain more recognition as an independent client advisor, providing sound advice based on our research and science base to ensure that buildings perform as designed and work better for businesses, for people and for the environment.

For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, tel 01923 664569, email mckeownl@bre.co.uk