Innovation is key for Besblock in the race to ‘net zero’

Changes to building regulations set out in the Governments Future Homes Standard will see UK homes built with a 75% reduction in C02 emissions by 2025.


The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC) believes the new regulations will help the UK to meet its net zero target.

Midlands-based masonry manufacturer, Besblock Ltd is at the forefront of the changes helping to develop both cost-effective, and energy-efficient build specifications for their housebuilding customers. It has partnered with housing association Midland Heart and Tricas Construction Ltd for Project 80 – the UK’s first housing development to meet the new Future Homes Standard.

Andrew Huxley, managing director, said: “This significant update to building regulations is now in force and the new rules are impacting everyone from manufacturers, national & independent housebuilders, self-builders and renovators.”

The company continues to invest in new products as well as reducing its own carbon footprint via a recently installed energy from waste wood plant, and renewables to provide power for its manufacturing process.

The coming weeks will see the release of ‘Bestherm18’, a high-performance lightweight building block developed by Besblock in response to building regulation ADL1 changes. Designed specifically for domestic extension builders, it will be distributed via the firm’s extensive network of builders’ merchant stockists.

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