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6th Feb 2014

Building 1The house in this photo is thought to have been built in the 1850s. Is this one of the oldest examples of cavity brick walls or, is the wall thickness disguising something more extraordinary? We’re going to keep you hanging on—you will have to wait for the next issue of the SAVA Bulletin for the full case study. Meanwhile, we are going to set you a challenge.

5th Feb 2014

We need your help!

We are currently developing two new qualifications to be released soon - the Diploma in Residential Surveying and the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.

The Diploma in Residential Surveying will provide a pathway into the SAVA Scheme and will qualify you to produce the Home Condition Survey (HCS). Until now, the SAVA Scheme has only been open to those who hold the Home Inspector Diploma.

4th Feb 2014

British entrepreneurs are set to benefit from a share of £10million to help bring new and innovative energy efficient products to market, Minister of Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker announced today.

Small and medium size enterprises within the energy efficiency, building technologies, power generation and energy storage sectors are invited to bid for funding of up to £2million under the Government’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.

4th Feb 2014

Greg Barker, the energy minister, said that anyone approaching retirement should consider putting some of their savings into solar panels because they would deliver a better financial return than a pension.

Mr Barker disclosed that 500,000 British homes have installed solar panels, which allow users to generate their own electricity and sell any excess power to energy firms.

Installing panels can cost several thousand pounds, but savings on bills and the ability to sell excess power mean households can turn a profit over time.

21st Jan 2014

Our training pages have had a makeover!

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