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Three essential things to do in lockdown to get your home ready for winter

As England’s lockdown continues, national plumbing register WaterSafe is partnering with the Met Office to encourage homeowners to use their time at home to get their plumbing ready for winter. With DIY and hardware stores deemed ‘essential’ according to government guidance, now’s a great[...]

PM confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in biggest hospital building programme in a generation

The Prime Minister confirms that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion. Funding confirmed for 40 hospitals, with a further 8 schemes invited to bid for future funding to deliver 48 hospitals by 2030 New standards being developed to help revolutionise design and[...]

Greener homes, jobs and cheaper bills on the way as government launches biggest upgrade of nation’s buildings in a generation

Homes, schools and hospitals across England are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings – the biggest in a generation. Green Homes Grant opens for business today to help homeowners upgrade their homes and save up to £600 a year on[...]

Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit homes

Extension will allow more time for residents and businesses to apply for funding from eligible councils after coronavirus delays The government has today (21 September) announced an extension of the £5,000 grant scheme available to homes and businesses affected by flooding last winter. The[...]

SEAI encourages homeowners to avail of grants for home energy upgrades

Almost 430,000 homes in Ireland have availed of SEAI home energy grants to date Government grants covering up to 30% of the cost available for insulation and heating system upgrades BER assessment an important first step in home energy improvement journey. As we enter the colder Autumn months, the[...]

One month left to enter Helsinki’s sustainable urban heating competition

The Helsinki Energy Challenge has been set up to find innovative new solutions to urban heating that go beyond burning fossil fuels and biomass to help the city meet its ambitious goal to be carbon-neutral by 2035. Helsinki is not alone: to fight climate change, sustainable heating solutions are[...]

Heat pumps key to London’s net zero ambition says new report from the Carbon Trust

27 August 2020, London:  A new report from the Carbon Trust, ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, shows how heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions. The report, commissioned by the Mayor of London,[...]

Rishi’s Plan for Jobs will help Britain bounce back

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the[...]

Build, Build, Build

PM Boris Johnson has announced the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War, making it easier to build better homes where people want to live. New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in our town centres to change use without planning permission[...]

Mates in Mind rolls out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during COVID-19 pandemic

Mates in Mind are rolling out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during the global pandemic, with the support of Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer. In light of the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, it is expected that workplace mental health[...]

Are you a proper plumber? WaterSafe launches films to recruit qualified plumbers in Wales and Northern Ireland

WaterSafe has launched a film featuring its plumbing members, water companies and customers to recruit more qualified professionals to its register. With versions aimed at plumbers in Wales and Northern Ireland, the film sees WaterSafe members asking: Are you a proper plumber? It has[...]

Two British energy firms trial heat-as-a-service with an eye towards zero carbon

Baxi Heating UK trial ‘mobile phone-style’ bundles combining heating system and energy bills for a fixed monthly price Bristol Energy trial selling both fixed price and PAYG heat-as-a-service   In an industry first, two British companies have successfully trialled selling[...]

Construction workers choosing not to vote in the UK General Election

Leading online construction publisher, On The Tools, commissioned a poll on Facebook and Instagram, to establish how many people within the construction industry would be participating in the 2019 General Election.  31% of those polled on Facebook, and a staggering 49.5% of those polled on[...]

VELUX to unveil new products at first ever installer conference

Free training to help installers upskill and succeedin the digital economy to be offered Leading roof window manufacturer,VELUX®, is inviting tradespeople to attend their first ever Installer Conference in London on 13 November.The event will give industry professionals, business partners and[...]

Mates in Mind highlights mental health statistics as a stark warning to employers of the cost to workers and businesses if workplace mental health is not properly understood.

Following the release of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual figures for Great Britain, the Managing Director of Mates in Mind urges employers to ensure that they are investing in their people rather than paying lip service to addressing mental health. This comes as the HSE reports the[...]

 

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