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Construction and Property Forum

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Venue: HL Plastics, Denby, Derbyshire

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: £30.00+VAT

The Chamber’s Construction and Property is designed for those businesses involved in the construction and property sector to come together to discuss a range of sector specific topics, share best practice, the latest technological developments, economic environment, sustainable construction and employability and skills. The forum also affords delegates the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and feedback areas of opportunity and concern.


This forum is held is association with Chamber Patron:



This forum is kindly hosted by HL Plastics, one of the UK’s leading PVCu extrusion companies. Its premises consist of a purpose-built extrusion plant, warehouse and offices in Denby, Derbyshire, together with one of the biggest PVCu mixing plants in Europe. The Liniar brand was created by HL Plastics provides a range of products for the construction sector, waterways, retention and flood prevention.


Agenda (to be finalised)

The agenda will focus on a round up of the sector over the past year, a projection for the future, including a view on the impact of Brexit

In addition to this we will be focussing on sustainable constriction and how the sector can decouple from it's C02 emmissions.

The final agenda will be updated here in due course:


  • Welcome from HL Plastics
  • “A reflection on Brexit” - Chris Allcoat, Senior Commercial Manager, Turner & Townsend

A exploration of the impact of Brexit on the construction sector with market projections  

  • Steff Wright, CEO Gusto Group – delivering sustainable communities, building low energy homes

Gusto Group is a property development company that specialises in the design and build of high performance eco homes under its Gusto Homes brand.  Its first flagship project was completed in 2002 resulting in 24 new homes which, in general terms, use around 50% of the energy and 50% of the mains-water of houses meeting then contemporary Building Regulations.

Building Regulation have evolved over the last 20-years, and Gusto Group has continued to stay ahead of these minimum requirements.  In Phase-1 of its Woodlands Edge development adjacent to Lincolnshire Showground, for example, Gusto combined their fully electric passive solar design with a lifestyle living concept to create a truly sustainable community. This resulted in 18 new home costing only £1 per day for space-heating, lighting and hot water, and requiring no traditional central-heating system. 

Phase-2 of Woodlands Edge used this experience to value engineer the design and build of 11 more low energy homes using more mainstream build methods to achieve the same high performance. The techniques and lessons learned are now being put into practice at Gusto Group’s latest development of 14 low-energy homes in the village of Collingham.”

  • Future innovations and technologies to improve the eco and sustainability of buildings - Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems, iSBET Research Group, Director of DTA-Energy (Doctoral Training Alliance) Product Design, Nottingham Trent University

Covering topics such as: 

  • People's behaviour and energy consumption in buildings.
  • Benefits of building's insulation -case studies.
  • Intelligent buildings and energy consumption.
  • Topic tbc


With thanks to our host



Gusto Group



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