As the industry strives to deliver the volume of new homes necessary to tackle the escalating housing crisis, innovation is always at risk of being a Cinderella among the sheer volume and numerous targets.
However, decarbonisation remains at the top of the policy agenda. Last week, the chancellor used his Spring Statement to announce the Future Homes Standard, declaring “the end of fossil fuel heating systems” in all new homes by 2025. By then all new-builds will be required to include low-carbon heating systems. This policy is in line with the current planning framework, which increasingly