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2nd Aug 2013

On Tuesday 30th July, more than a year after the consultation on the proposal closed, DCLG announced that new Building Regulations Part L for England will come into force on 6 April 2014.  

There are no details yet other than a 6% improvement over the 2010 Building Regulations and a minimum level of Fabric Energy Efficiency.  This is weaker than the 8% improvement proposed as the government’s preferred option in the previous consultation document.  

Further details will be published “in the summer”.

22nd Jul 2013

DECC has released the monthly statistics for Green Deal for up until the end of June.  

They show that 44,479 Green Deal Assessments have been completed and lodged in total, up from 30,962 at end of May. 

There were 306 Green Deal Plans in the system for individual properties as at the end of June, compared to 100 at the end of May. Of these, 270 were ‘new’ Green Deal Plans and 36 were ‘pending’. 

9th Jul 2013

We don’t often blow our own trumpet but we thought we’d share with you some recent feedback from candidates who attended training at NES in June.   Why not have a look through our up and coming training courses over the summer and brush up your learning – for instance, Party Walls with Larry Russen which is receiving great reviews or even learn some new skills with our new non-domestic Green Deal qualification.

27th Jun 2013

Version 5.5.3 of NHER Plan Assessor has been released. This is the second version of the software to use Microsoft SQL Server instead of Microsoft Access to store data. This release includes some new features to help improve the way databases and records are backed up and managed.

Features include:

27th Jun 2013

DECC has released the monthly statistics for Green Deal for up to 16th June 2013.   

They show that 38,259 Green Deal Assessments have been completed and lodged in total, which is over double the 18,816 which had been lodged up until the end of April

For the first time the figures also show the number of Green Deal Plans on the system – 245. Everyone expected a slow start to Green Deal so the relatively low number does not come as a surprise. 

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