In support of the AJ campaign championing (sensitive) reuse in the built environment. The demands of which are: Cut VAT rate on refurbishment, repair and maintenance from 20 per cent to 5 per cent; Promote the reuse of existing building stock and reclaimed construction material by introducing new clauses into planning guidance and the building regs; Stimulate the circular economy and support a whole-life carbon approach in construction by insisting that all publicly funded project look to retrofit solutions first.

Waste & consumption needs to be reduced (& incentivised by government policy) if environmental concerns are to be followed through.