First formed in 1921 to carry out research into building materials and suitable methods of construction to build homes for heroes following the First World War, BRE has helped to transform the construction industry for the better.
Over the last 100 years, BRE has been at the forefront of driving innovation, testing and developing new concepts in the built environment and improving safety for the construction industry, through its independent testing and certification services.
Having started life as a government agency, BRE is now a profit-for-purpose organisation. Any profits from BRE’s work go to the BRE Trust, which invests in research projects for the public benefit, or are invested in upgrading our research facilities at the BRE Science Park.
Influential but independent and with a heritage of scientific rigour, the 100-year-old organisation is looking forward to the role it will play over the next 100 years, as the world adapts to meet the challenges of climate change…Read more