10th Feb 2014

We have received updated guidance from BRE to advise that as of 3 February 2014, RDSAP data for Park Homes can be lodged as an EPC to the Central Register. 

An addendum has been introduced for Park Homes (number 13) and this will add the text ‘this dwelling is a Park Home’ at the end of the EPC.

Please note, although EPCs are still not required for Park Homes under EPBD, if you do choose to lodge the report to the Register, the addendum must be selected and the methodology for using RDSAP to assess Park Homes must be followed. 

10th Feb 2014

The UK is lagging behind other European nations by not using the £60bn it is expected to collect from European carbon taxes over the next fifteen years to insulate homes, a report has concluded.

The government collects two major carbon taxes, the European Emissions Trading Scheme - whereby companies buy allowances from the government for the carbon they emit - and the Carbon Floor Price, which is a tax on carbon intensive industries.

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.

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