2024 Neil May Memorial Lecture

The third Neil May Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday 21 March at midday. Titled Mould, Damp and Health Inequalities, it will focus attention on an issue that Neil …

Durley Chine Environmental Hub added to SDF Exemplars Library

The latest addition to the SDF’s Exemplars Library is Durley Chine Environmental Hub, a multi-functional enhancement to Bournemouth’s seafront. Its mission is to reduce waste, drive a step change in behaviour and build environmental guardianship of the coastline, and models this aim through its construction.

Window reveal exposed prior to repair and installation of internal wall insulation (IWI)

Traditional Whole House Retrofit at Ton Pentre: monitoring results

The case study report on a multi-year project to deliver and assess a whole house retrofit of a small solid wall mid-terrace home in the South Wales Valleys has just been published. The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), which is managed by the SDF, worked in partnership with RHA (formerly known as Rhondda Housing Association) to carry out the retrofit at a void 2-bed mid terrace pre-1919 dwelling in Ton Pentre.

Mass Timber Insurance Playbook launch - ASBP

Opening the door to mass timber

A new report that addresses one of the biggest challenges faced by developers of mass timber buildings, the Mass Timber Insurance Playbook, was launched this month by SDF Alliance member …