Date archive forJune, 2013
By Editor On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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Residential properties to rescue the British high street says property lending expert

CONVERTING shops to residential dwellings is the key to saving Britain’s struggling high streets, according to property lending specialist, Bridging Finance Limited. Following the failure of Mary Portas’ High More...

By Editor On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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British Gypsum unveils new ‘Repair and Renovate’ guide

British Gypsum has launched a new guide to repair, maintenance and improvement. The WHITE BOOK Repair and Renovate gives an overview of the most effective ways to upgrade and maintain buildings using solutions and More...

By Editor On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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Public sector construction projects worth over £1.1bn on hold

New figures show Government has fallen short on pledge to boost economy through investment in public sector infrastructure Some 119 public sector construction projects worth over £1.1billion are currently on hold More...

By Editor On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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New approach could save councils ‘£500 million’ annually

Councils in Britain could save an estimated £500 million a year if they were to take a new approach to tackling their energy efficiency, a leading cleantech expert has claimed. The ‘ESCO model’, already popular More...

By Editor On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Important research finding on energy consumption from WindowMaster

WindowMaster, Europe’s largest provider of natural comfort and smoke ventilation solutions, has presented important research findings on the energy consumption of ventilation systems at a CIBSE Technical Symposium. Fittingly, More...

By Editor On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Topping out celebration for Housing 21’s new extra care scheme

A new housing scheme in Yarnton was ‘topped out’ earlier this week with the laying of the final roof tile. Representatives of Housing 21, Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Willmott Dixon More...

By Editor On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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IronmongeryDirect takes on new apprentices

IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, is pleased to announce it has started a new apprenticeship scheme. Two new apprentices have started at the More...

By Editor On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Empty properties in Edinburgh set to become affordable homes

Owners of empty homes in Edinburgh are being supported to bring them back into use as affordable, mid market rent homes as part of the Edinburgh Empty Homes Initiative. The Edinburgh Empty Homes Task Force was set More...

By Editor On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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75% of garages in new homes “too small” says DHF survey

Up to three quarters of recently built homes with garages have garage doors that are too small to truly accommodate today’s larger cars, a recent survey has shown. Now developers of new homes are being urged More...

By Editor On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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NFA Calls For Investment Ahead of Spending Review

The National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) has called on the Chancellor to allow its members to invest up to £7billion to build 60,000 new social homes and stimulate economic growth ahead of this year’s spending More...