BBC Countryfile featured the BRE Flood Reseilient Repair House

19th February 2017

Countryfile’s special reporter, Tom Heap, reported from the Flood Reseilient Repair Home on the BRE Innovation Park at Watford. Aided by Green Watch from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue’s nearby Garston fire station, the home was flooded with several thousand litres of water… and yet, just hours later, was dry and ready to move back into. … Continue reading “BBC Countryfile featured the BRE Flood Reseilient Repair House”

BRE’s Peter Bonfield on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours

28th October 2016

The BRE Group’s CEO Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng appeared today on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours to talk about the publication of The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, an independent report commissioned by Defra and chaired by Dr Bonfield. Being recorded @BBCRadio4 You and Yours with @BritishInsurers Mark Shepherd @DefraGovUK Flood Resilience Action Plan … Continue reading “BRE’s Peter Bonfield on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours”

BBC Watchdog Test House – series 2

2nd March 2015

BBC Watchdog Test House returned to film a second series of the daytime BBC1 show earlier this year, and the 15-part series, which goes out at 11.45am each weekday until 20 March is back on our screens and the BBC iPlayer now. See the Watchdog Test House dedicated page.

“We live in a power station”, The Sunday Times

1st March 2015

Sarah Lonsdale writes “…Meanwhile, on a windswept patch of parkland just north of Watford, an extraordinary-looking house with a long, sloping, transparent orange roof…” – describing the integrated PV array on the BRE Smart Home, in this piece in The Sunday TImes (subscription required)

Channel 4: Britain’s Most Extreme Weather

28th April 2014

The effect gale force winds can have around the home was filmed in BRE’s high speed wind tunnel for the first programme in this Channel 4 series presented by Alex Beresford. See the whole programme via the 4oD website, and learn more about ourwind environment testing services from this website.

Watchdog Test House is based at BRE

10th March 2014

The Prince’s Natural House on the BRE Innovation Park at Watford was home to BBC1’s Watchdog Test House over three weeks in March. This is covered in more detail on our page at www.bre.co.uk/testhouse

ITN’s Lawrence McGinty reports from BRE Innovation Park, about porous paving as a solution to flooding

21st February 2014

The Watford innovation park was featured on ITN’s News at Ten on Friday 21 February, where science editor Lawrence McGinty visited us to film permeable or porous paving in action. See the clip ITN also covered flood resisting doors, in the labs of Aquobex – a partner with BRE and architects BACA who are developing … Continue reading “ITN’s Lawrence McGinty reports from BRE Innovation Park, about porous paving as a solution to flooding”

BRE lithium battery fire tests feature on BBC TV news and websites

4th February 2014

A BBC news story about the dangers of faulty lithium batteries being carried onto aeroplanes features tests carried out in BRE’s fire research labs. BRE was approached by the BBC’s transport correspondent, Richard Westcott, who asked us to demonstrate how fires can develop in rechargeable lithium batteries. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is concerned about … Continue reading “BRE lithium battery fire tests feature on BBC TV news and websites”