New costing tool from BLP was developed alongside the Housing Corporation

Building defects insurer BLP has launched its lifecycle costing tool for UK housing associations.

Developed in partnership with the Housing Corporation, the online tool is designed to make it easier to calculate the lifetime cost of a housing project, simplifying applications for Housing Corporation funding.

Simon Main, managing director of BLP, says. “This tool allows housing associations to assess the impact on a development's lifecycle cost when selecting one component over another; improving their investment decision making and control over the quality, sustainability and ecological soundness of the materials they choose. And [the tool] helps the Housing Corporation ensure its investments are going to best value and most sustainable schemes.”

The tool is available free to eligible Housing Corporation investment partners. To register or to learn more about the lifecycle costing tool click here.