We are BRE

How much do you know about BRE? Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, government or real estate, you have most likely come across either our research, products, services, standards or qualifications in the UK and internationally.  As like any complex organisation, we are much more than meets the eye.Watch the video below to get to … Continue reading “We are BRE”

Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction

This is the first in a series of case studies that use a new methodology to assess the deconstruction potential of new build properties. The case studies and methodology have been funded by the BRE Trust to raise awareness amongst architects, designers and contractors of the potential of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) to create more … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction”

Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy

The emerging principles of the circular economy are driving greater resource efficiency. Construction and the built environment is the single biggest user of materials and generator of waste in the UK economy. Effectively dealing with buildings at the end of their life has the potential to unlock significant economic value. However the value that can … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy”

Pre-demolition and Pre-refurbishment Audits

Find out how funding from the BRE Trust has allowed researcher Kathryn Adams to drive resource efficiency on refurbishment and demolition projects. Pre-demolition and pre-refurbishment audits provide clients with independent advice about the products and materials that can be reused or recycled prior to demolition or major refurbishment. The client can then use this report … Continue reading “Pre-demolition and Pre-refurbishment Audits”