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The UK’s top ten home improvements revealed

Installing a new kitchen is the most popular home renovation carried out in the last three years and the top improvement planned for the future as well, new research reveals today. But 43% of homeowners who undertook major home improvements... View Article

First eco home in Ipswich complete

One of the first homes to receive energy efficiency improvements through the Government’s ECO funding scheme has been unveiled in Ipswich. The property in Reynolds Road is the first of almost 400 in the town to be fitted with external... View Article

UK’s first zero-cost energy park wins two awards

Britain’s first zero-cost energy park at Armstrong Point in Wigan has received further industry recognition with two awards at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2013. Submitted by building contractors Tolent Construction and partners Kingspan Renewables, the £2.7million project from... View Article

Ground-breaking housing showcase wins yet another award

A ground-breaking Fife housing project designed to trial new eco-friendly methods of construction has won yet another award for its energy-saving innovations. The £3.3million Housing Innovation Showcase, a joint project by Kingdom Housing Association and Fife Council, which produced 27... View Article

Pivot Stove & Heating open for business in the UK

Pivot Stove & Heating, founded in 1876 and a long established brand in Australia and New Zealand, is opening for business in the UK and unveiling its first showroom and national distribution hub in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Supplying integrated home heating... View Article

Help shape the future of sustainable refurbishment

BRE launched a new founding member’s initiative for users of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday. Introduced in 2012, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment provides a robust design and assessment method for... View Article

New look for BM TRADA Group

BM TRADA Group, the UK-based international testing, inspection, certification and compliance body is introducing a new name and visual identity from 1 July 2013. The move, aimed at improving clarity of communications and emphasising the group’s strengths, will see all... View Article

Setcrete raises expectations in home refurbishment

Setcrete’s Deep Base Levelling Compound has demonstrated its effectiveness and suitability as a fast track economical solution for levelling uneven floors, as illustrated by its use in a residential property in Hagley, Birmingham. Applied to raise the floor to create... View Article
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