Ted Nicholls

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  1. 1) What is your job role within your company? 2) How long have you been involved in the Construction Industry including any time spent studying? 3)What sector of the construction industry are you most involved in? 4)In your own words, define what you believe constitutes a self-build home 5)What do you consider to be the main benefits of self-build homes? 6)Do you believe that self-build homes are more likely to be effective at delivering nearly zero-energy homes than traditional procurement methods? 7)Please justify your above answer. 8)Have you considered 2020 nZEB proposals for any self-build projects? 9)Have you included any renewable energies within your projects? All of these are subjective answers capable of being answered by any self-builder! -Have you incorporated Fabric Energy Efficiency Standards(FEES) into any of your projects ? -What percentage of your projects are influenced by EU targets (nZEB)? These questions, although the answers may be No would highlight that self-builders do not concern themselves with nZEB or any EU Directives therefore illustrating a point, therefore creating research and a subject area to discuss! Why aren't self-builder considering these directives/ proposals? Some of these answers would have given a great talking point for my research but have instead been written as comments. i would appreciate it if you would take the time and voice your opinion within the questionnaire. Many thanks,
  2. Yes I agree two questions are geared towards larger developers but self-builders can definitely consider fabric energy efficiency standards within their own builds. The rest are all opinions surrounding self-build.
  3. Hi All, University of Westminster student trying to promote self-build as a feasible way of delivering energy efficient homes and becoming less reliant upon the big five housebuilders! Please could you take the time to fill out my dissertation research questionnaire. It would be very much appreciated! https://goo.gl/forms/A9S0suFzzneP5QNx1
  4. OK thanks for that! Yes that's what I want to promote. A move in the direction to people playing a larger role in their home and not just accepting what the large housing providers build. Obviously with Brexit its a grey area whether it will be an EU Directive but we will still have legislation that moves towards zero carbon for all dwellings.
  5. Hi, My name is Ted Nicholls, I'm a third year undergraduate studying Building Surveying at the University of Westminster. Please find attached a link to my dissertation questionnaire- 'An assessment of self-build homes in the UK in the context of the EU’s directive for nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) plan for 2020. Through various questionnaires and interviews I hope to promote it as a feasible way to achieve nearly zero energy buildings' It would be really appreciated if anyone could take part in it and also forward the survey onto any individuals or companies with self-build knowledge to help further my research. Thanks in advance and best regards, Ted Nicholls https://goo.gl/forms/iBffpVYYSUjPsHu82