The most successful businesses are continually innovating – developing fresh ideas that will improve efficiency and provide the new and improved products needed for continued prosperity. Our specialist knowledge of built environment design, building processes, materials, products, systems and technologies – along with our research and development capabilities – can help you bring your ideas to life.

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Offsite construction

Modular construction is growing at a rapid pace to help the UK deliver more homes. BRE has a range of services to help manufacturers build modular units that are fit for purpose and will stand the test of time.

Learn more about BRE’s offsite manufacturing services

Research and development advice

You can discuss and progress your ideas with our experts, who will advise on the latest developments and legislation that might affect your innovation.

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Our outstanding range of facilities for testing the performance of materials, products, systems and buildings will objectively and accurately demonstrate how well your innovation performs.

See our full testing capabilities


We offer an independent, third-party certification and approvals service through BRE Global, for innovative products, materials and whole systems.

See all of our certification and approval services

BRE Innovation Parks Network

Featuring over 300 different construction innovations and emerging technologies, our Innovation Parks Network attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world every year.

Explore our Innovation Parks Network