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Beko signs research partnership with top UK University

Beko, the UK’s best-selling large home appliance brand, has inked a research partnership with Newcastle University to develop new ways to improve energy efficiency and performance in its appliances. The deal will see Beko’s parent company Arçelik Group, which manufactures... View Article

The Build Show backs five per cent VAT cut

As new figures show that more than half of homeowners admit to paying tradesmen in cash in order to avoid VAT, a practice that is costing the Treasury £2 billion per year, the Build Show has reiterated its calls to... View Article

Green Deal Finance Company ends early repayment charges

The Green Deal Finance Company, the not-for-profit mutual established to finance and administer Green Deal Plans, is today announcing the removal with immediate effect of early repayment charges on all future Green Deal Plans. Consumers have the right to early... View Article

BPF: New Green Deal Home Improvement Fund welcome

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. It has praised the Government for launching sensible changes that will make the application process easier, but would like to see further details on what will... View Article

£7600 to make your home more energy efficient

Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done. From June, people in England and Wales will be able to get up to £7600 back... View Article

Call to support efficient appliance sales

A new report published today “Promoting highly efficient electrical appliances” calls on the Government to help the public replace their old appliances and cut their energy bills by up to £75 a year. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)... View Article

DIY this bank holiday? Not if you are under 35!

If you’re under 35 and you know what a stopcock is, can change a fuse or bleed a radiator, you’re in the minority. New research from PlumberNOW.co.uk, the national fixed price plumbing service, reveals that a “DIY intelligence” gap has... View Article

Westbury Garden Rooms launches Home Trends Report

Garden rooms have enjoyed a phenomenal increase in popularity in recent years and now a new report launched this week reveals why Understanding today’s key macro trends and how they impact on the way we live in and enjoy our... View Article

Grundfos know-how can save you money

As a global pump manufacturer we, at Grundfos, know that although pumps may be hidden away in plant rooms, they are big energy consumers as they currently account for 10% of global electricity. The good news is that we also... View Article

InSinkErator® extends campaigning to social media

InSinkErator®, the global leader in food waste disposers, and a major player in steaming hot water taps, is extending its online campaign strategy to include the use of social media. To celebrate the launch of the new social media venture... View Article

Government responds to the Housing Standards Review

Following a consultation exercise conducted by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) last year, which sought views on the results of a review of local housing standards, the government has announced that it will move all necessary local housing... View Article

Government confirms self-builders’ exemption from CIL

The Department for Communities and Local Government believe that exempting selfbuilders from paying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will save the self-build housing sector thousands of pounds and encourage the construction of up to 3,000 currently ‘mothballed’ small housing projects.... View Article
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