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How does the sector tackle a growing housing shortage and expand infrastructure services while also achieving emissions reductions in line with the government targets from the built environment by 2030? Meeting this challenge will require a rapid decrease in the use of carbon-intensive building materials in the next few years and an increase in low-carbon alternatives. Building materials account for roughly 19% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions
60 per cent of new homes in the UK are built by just 10 companies. Our experience is that smaller building companies and self-builders are important drivers of innovation in building performance and are more focused on design, quality and workmanship, in short, they set more exacting standards for their projects: additionally, such builders are shorn of the motivation to create profit to provide shareholder dividends and are less likely to cheapen specifications or select products solely on price.