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

Labour recognises the role of self-builders

There are many challenges faced by today’s small, custom and self-builders, but the most difficult to overcome must be the availability of land. OK – self-builders may be able to bid on the land the big boys see as not... View Article

Industry statistics confirm housing confidence

Proving the housing sector’s strengthening confidence, the NHBC’s latest statistics show that new home registrations have continued their upward trend of last year, rising 14 per cent in January against the same month in 2013. In January, 11,489 new homes... View Article

STYROFOAM manufacturer offers Part L 2013 summary

STYROFOAM manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new, independent publication summarising key changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, which come into force from April 6 2014. Authored by Huw Evans of JPA Technical Literature Ltd, the paper... View Article

Knowing your boundaries when repairing the damage

The recent high winds have caused fences and even walls to collapse in the last few weeks and many trees now need management after being damaged, but property owners should be careful when rebuilding so they do not end up... View Article

Fensa says 2013 ends on a high for installations

2013 saw the first year on year growth in notifications of installation of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties since 2007 – up 4.5% on 2012, says FENSA. FENSA is the largest Competent Persons Scheme for the installation of... View Article

Double­click on Delta

Judging by the number of ‘hits’ it achieves on a daily basis, the Delta Membranes website is already an essential tool for specifiers. However, the fresh new look for the company’s website promises to be an even more inviting attraction.... View Article