Date archive forOctober, 2012
By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Get equipped for the Green Deal with Greenworks

  Greenworks, with the support of its sister brands Jewson, Graham, Gibbs & Dandy and Minster, has launched a new app, designed to help domestic energy assessors complete Energy Performance Certificates More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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‘Time to end the blight of poor UK housing,’ says new report

300,000 desperately needed extra homes could be built in the UK every year without an extra penny of Government spending or debt if the dysfunctional way we build homes is radically overhauled according to the findings More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Kawneer KICs off a new approach to training

To meet the increasing trend for main contractors to influence the specification process, Kawneer now includes them in its installation course traditionally aimed at specialist sub-contractors. The KIC (Kawneer More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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First self-build projects to benefit from multi-million fund

Housing Minister Mark Prisk said he was delighted that the first applications for a slice of a new £30million self-build investment fund have been earmarked for approval. Speaking at a special self-build workshop More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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New windows and door show heads to Telford

Early in February 2012 The FIT Show was launched to the press. Aimed squarely at fabricators and installers of windows, doors and conservatories specifically, it smacks a little of the old school of double-glazing…. …and More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Government must speed up plans to simplify housing regulation and planning says NLA

A call for the Government to speed up its plans for a ‘bonfire of the regulations’ is a key message of the exhibition Housing London, opened by Deputy Mayor Richard Blakeway recently. The exhibition at NLA – More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Flash benefits all around

Environmentally friendly Glidevale Aluflash provides a realistic alternative to- and more benefits than- lead flashing. Aluflash’s aluminium core eliminates the inherent risk of traditional lead of theft, whilst More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Anesco awarded two housing association contracts

National energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco, is celebrating after being appointed to manage green upgrades for Westward Housing Group in the south west. Westward’s two housing associations, Tarka and More...

By Editor On Friday, October 26th, 2012
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Government goal to reduce benefits bill at risk from soaring housing market, says Home Truths report

‘Unsustainable’ housing market leads to soaring rents and 86% jump in working people receiving housing benefit. Years of not building enough homes have led to rising rental and house prices, leaving More...

By Editor On Friday, October 26th, 2012
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Energy efficiency make-over of 1960s tower blocks ends fuel poverty

The first stage of a pioneering study, sponsored by insulation manufacturer, Rockwool, has been completed on a West London estate that could provide a blueprint for taking millions of UK householders out of fuel More...