THIS £16million indoor weather lab can test homes of the future from extremes of -20C to 40C.
The University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0 can simulate conditions including extreme heat, snow, heavy rain and gale-force winds.
The 48-metre-long superstructure can recreate any temperature between -20C and 40C degrees – matching the highest temperature ever recorded in Britain.
Two eco-friendly houses built inside will test how buildings react to extreme weather in a bid to make residences more energy efficient.
Innovations made inside the houses include ceiling-mounted radiators and a heat pump stored in the loft.