We are an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.


We generate new knowledge through independent research. This is used to create the products, standards and qualifications that help to ensure buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be.

Our customers use our expertise and services to deliver their social, environmental and economic goals.

BRE has been raising the standards of the built environment since 1921, and in the last few years has grown significantly, both through the achievements of our people and the acquisition of businesses with beliefs and goals aligned with our own.

Our multi-disciplinary teams include leading experts – working in world-class facilities – in virtually every element of the built environment.

They operate internationally, with offices, representatives and partners around the globe, and at our Head Office and major facilities in the UK.

Our long heritage of putting progressive thinking into practice means that our customers and partners, wherever they are in the world, trust us to deliver.

BRE is part of the BRE Trust, which uses the profits we make from our services to fund new research and education programmes.

We work in the following sectors

  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Science

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BRE is a world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre.
We have around 650 employees and each has an important role to play in our drive for a better built environment.
We have been making a positive difference in the built environment since 1921.
We work in 80 countries.
Over 800 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.