NFA welcomes government housing review

The National Federation of ALMOs (NFA), which represents 47 not for profit housing organisations across England, has welcomed the government’s decision to launch an independent government review into the role councils can play to meet the housing needs of their local population. The NFA’s 2015 election manifesto calls for all political parties to More...

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By Editor On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Tarmac Building Products advises a plaster rethink for flood risk areas

Local authorities and landlords have been advised that traditional gypsum plasters offer virtually no protection for properties at risk from flooding. The advice, in advance of the traditional flood-risk season More...

By Editor On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Installers risk prosecution over use of gate automation kits, warns Federation

Unqualified installers who apply automation kits to motorise manual gates face a real risk of prosecution under health and safety legislation. The warning comes from The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) which More...

By Editor On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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NIA responds to Government’s announcement on Green Levies and Energy Bills

In response to the Government’s announcement  on green levies and energy bills, Neil Marshall Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) commented: “Whilst we will await fuller and better More...

By Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Acquiring immediate sites is new Land Director’s plan

Redrow’s new land director in Yorkshire is firmly focused on securing short term land suitable for new homes developments of varying sizes. “We need to ensure continuity for the business so that employment and More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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2013 has been an eventful year for Ventrolla

With 2014 just around the corner, David Greaves, Managing Director of Period Window Specialists Ventrolla, looks back on what has been an eventful year for this British business celebrating its 30th birthday. It More...

By Editor On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Green Deal black holes and stretched ambitions

Green Deal; Black holes and how to avoid our low energy retrofit ambitions being stretched, snapped, fried or possibly trapped forever – By Steven Heath; External Affairs Director (Knauf Insulation Northern More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Renewable heat incentive will fail to attract support unless focus changes

The Government’s £2.9 billion domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme due to be launched in Spring 2014 is, as it stands, costly, impractical and unlikely to attract consumers unless the focus changes, says More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Green Deal is inconvenient and costly, says local building expert

An innovative government scheme intended to make energy saving improvements more accessible to homeowners has proved inconvenient and costly, according to one local building expert. The Green Deal, launched in January More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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‘Draught Prevention is the Simplest Route’…

Draught prevention is the simplest route to increase energy efficiency standards – By Leonie Onslow, Draught Proofing Advisory Association An increased level of carbon saving and energy efficiency will be More...