Biodiversity is the animals and plants we see around us every day, the variety of which in some habitats is incredible. Environmental concern has been growing with the construction industry about the number of habitats that are [...]
Pride of Plumbing: Dan Ford’s story
Over the past six months we’ve been scouring the nation to find the best stories the industry has to offer for our Pride of Plumbing campaign. After tonnes of nominations and a rigorous judging process, we’re now excited to [...]
The impact of pandemics on urban planning and construction
Tackling climate change has never been higher on the national news agenda. With Sir David Attenborough’s most recent documentary, A Life on our Planet, revealing to the nation – and the world – the shocking truth about what life [...]
There has been a significant period of change and innovation in the social housing sector. This is driven by a number of key factors: a critical need to do more, ambitious plans to create better homes, and new freedoms and [...]
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but will fall from the sky by 2040.
‘What type of water do you run?’ won’t sound as strange a question in about twenty years time. Water is heading in the same direction as [...]
In January 2021, the Storm Overflows Taskforce, a joint industry and government group made up of Defra, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Consumer Council for Water, Blueprint for Water and Water UK agreed a new objective to prevent [...]
Our cities face many challenges due to climate change, in the future as well as right now. Let’s dive into why we should cherish our cities, and what we can do to broaden our understanding of what is happening to our cities.
In this post, we look at the issue of noise in soil and waste systems including what causes it, how to use Fraunhofer IBP reports and how to reduce noise.
There is no doubt that sustainability in the construction industry is going to be a key theme for 2021. In late 2020 the UK government announced it’s 10 point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ signalling a renewed focus [...]
Hep2O gave James Lawrence of Plumberparts.co.uk and other top plumbing influencers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to its UK HQ in Doncaster.
Wavin’s Q-Bic Plus flexible stormwater management system fits perfectly with the new Sewers for Adoption 8th edition guidance which is expected to be implemented in mid 2019. This guidance, for the first time, includes standards for [...]
In 2017 brownfield registers came into effect, a new measure by the government aimed at unlocking brownfield sites for the development of thousands of new homes. This initiative combined with the ever growing need for new housing [...]
The government aims to revolutionise the UK construction industry driving a 50% increase in the speed of new build projects with the most significant investment in a decade.
At Hep₂O, we are continually looking to better understand and support the plumbing community. That’s why we recently carried out a survey with a large selection of the UK’s plumbers, to find out what really makes them tick and [...]