Date archive forAugust, 2013
By Editor On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Save energy, combat mould with thermally efficient wallpaper

With energy prices continually rising and the winters becoming more extreme, it’s more and more expensive to run a house. A solution has now been found that is straight forwards for once, and the best bit is that More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Radian’s investment in local apprenticeships paying dividends

Further to the recent Bank of England’s announcement that the interest rate will be tied to the unemployment rate, a leading housing group in the south is continuing to create more than its share of the 750,000 More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Jewson seals £1.5m contract to help Yorkshire Coast Homes improve efficiencies

Jewson, the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, has won a contract worth £1.5m with Yorkshire Coast Homes. The three-year contract will enable the housing association to improve More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Knauf Insulation’s IWI System brings warmth to those who need it most

Knauf Insulation’s innovative ThermoShell® Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) system has been installed at a hard-to-treat property for homeless people, as part of an energy efficient retrofit programme from St Vincent’s More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Officers recommend approval for Cabe endorsed Olympic legacy scheme

A London Legacy Development Corporation planning committee has recommended approval for Chobham Farm, a new family neighbourhood designed for East Thames and London and Continental Railways by Pollard Thomas Edwards More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Thistle plaster helps to create long-lasting care environment

A durable two-coat plaster system from British Gypsum has been used to create a high quality, long-lasting finish in 30 flats for elderly residents in Norfolk. Thistle Hardwall undercoat plaster and Thistle Multi-Finish More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Home Building Industry Looking To The Future To Ensure It Has The Skills To Build More Homes

A new Home Building Skills report has found that 50% of all home builders and 80% of housing associations are taking on an apprentice in 2013, as latest figures show the sector capitalising on the ‘green shoots’ More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Your hired! Housing association offers 12 apprenticeships to local young people

Queens Cross Housing Association, Glasgow, is looking for local young people (16-24 years) to fill 12 new apprenticeship posts.  The apprenticeships on offer range from the construction, business administration, More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Knauf grows ready-mixed and spray range with Sheetrock

Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is now offering the Sheetrock range of ready-mixed jointing compounds and spray finishing plasters, along with the Tuff More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Future of zero carbon homes uncertain as Government drops Part L changes

As the Government drops plans to implement changes to Part L of the Building Regulations in 2013, Knauf Insulation is warning that there will be grave implications for the drive towards zero carbon homes. In a response More...