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Brian Scannell
18-Jul-2011

Arguments over the 2013 revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations are heating up, but will they actually help or hinder progress towards homes that are easy to heat?

Debates around the right level of fabric standards and the relative merits of absolute or aggregate targets and...

Paul Holmes
06-Jul-2011

I received a call sometime in April from a customer asking if I fancied meeting up for a ride – he knew that I was into cycling, and were both in training for the same race.

Not one to turn down the opportunity to slip into some lycra, I hastily agreed. So there we were on a sunny evening...

Guest Blogger
24-Jun-2011

Clarity, credibility and comparability – that’s what consumers need from an EPC, and what they are currently missing.  This is the finding in Consumer Focus’s latest report ‘Easy as EPC’ which examines potential improvements to the content and format of the report, following up its look at...

Guest Blogger
13-May-2011

The Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, has just announced action to deal with the worst performing rental properties: homes with energy ratings of F and G.  Although Friends of the Earth had called...

Guest Blogger
06-May-2011

Over the next few years the way legal services are offered and provided will change dramatically, thanks to the Legal Services Act 2007 (LSA) which comes into full force in October this year.

One of the main aims of the LSA is to allow new forms of legal practices to develop –
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