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NHBC Response to Low Carbon Construction IGT report

NHBC has welcomed the Low Carbon Construction IGT Report published today.

Ian Davis, NHBC Operations Director says; "It is particularly encouraging to see the emphasis on improving existing stock as a priority in achieving the government's low and zero carbon targets.

"It's critical that in approaching a programme of this scale consumers' interests are central.  Measures should be taken to provide homeowners with adequate advice and the assurance that work will be carried out to a high standard and that protection will be in place if anything goes wrong.  We therefore welcome the report's recommendation for an assurance process and warranties to protect homeowners, as illustrated by the case study on PRC Homes.
"A programme of this size will also require enormous coordination and planning, as has been achieved for new build through the joint industry approach adopted by the Zero Carbon Hub.

"We look forward to working with government and others to help to achieve the aims of the report in the best way possible."

News Date: 29/11/10