Welcome to the BRE Group

World leading building science centre BRE has a team of 600+ people who offer expertise in virtually every aspect of the built environment. Based in Hertfordshire we have regional facilities in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall and offices in Canada, China, India and Brazil.

BRE was created by Government in 1921 with a mission to improve the UKs housing and building stock through research and new knowledge generation.

Privatised in 1997, BRE continues to generate new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment helping the sector and Government meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges it faces in delivering built infrastructure.

Our unique and exemplary work has attracted the attention of world leaders, the monarchy and key influencers in society: the Prime Minister and many of his cabinet, the Premier of China Mr Li-Keqiang, HRH Prince Charles and many more. Our science has been applied to some of the most outstanding and iconic buildings in the UK and Europe including the London 2012 Olympic stadia and Number 10 Downing St.

In 2012, BRE Group was awarded “One to watch” status in the Sunday Times Best Companies survey, and in the Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards it has achieved first place in the Best Larger Firm with Low Environmental Impact category and 11th place overall in the Top 60 Best Green Companies.

‘We see the people who work with us as our single most important resource. Our organisation simply would not exist without the talent, energy and professionalism they bring. We aim to recruit and retain the best people who are personally and professionally committed to make a positive difference to the built environment. This is the way to guarantee our continued success into the future’

- CEO Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng