DOI: 10.1680/jstbu.23.00074 ISSN: 0965-0911

A brief commentary on Facades: a new form of infrastructure

Julian Birbeck
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

The U.K.'s residential housing stock is undergoing a transformation. In 2017, 20% of the national housing stock comprised flats. Over the next 25 years, it is estimated that flats in medium- or high-rise blocks will account for over 50% of new residential construction (Piddington, Nichol, Garrett and Custard, 2020).

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