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November 8, 2017

An ambitious new infrastructure programme is needed to help to decarbonise the UK’s buildings – and a sweeping new plan shows what it could look like.

The proposals, developed by Frontier Economics for a group of 28 NGOs, thinktanks, businesses and trade bodies, would a...

August 23, 2017

Nearly two-thirds of buy to let landlords have a lack of awareness regarding new Minimum Energy Efficient Standards that come into force in April 2018.

The 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations outlined minimum standards for England and Wales. The legislation makes it a cr...

August 21, 2017

ONE OF THE BEST TIMES TO MAKE ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES IS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY DOING WORK ON YOUR HOME – BUT OUR UK PULSE SURVEY SHOWS THAT IN MOST CASES, THIS ISN’T HAPPENING.

Two-thirds of British home owners have taken on some improvements over the last three years,...

August 15, 2017

The Residential Landlords’ Association has been told in no uncertain terms by the government that changes to Energy Performance Certificate scheduled for April 2018 will not be delayed – and the lettings sector should prepare now.

The government will be publishing detai...

August 2, 2017

We often hear claims about external wall insulation that are completely untrue so we thought we’d round them up to prove why we believe in it so strongly as an energy saving measure.

1. EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION STOPS BUILDINGS BEING ABLE TO BREATHE

It is certainly true t...

August 1, 2017

The Government funded report by The Lending Group has been looking at innovative ways to encourage the public to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes and making these homes more attractive to buyers.

The report suggest that homebuyers could take out b...

All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you own a home, getting an energy performance survey done could help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comf...

From April 2018, rental properties must meet new minimum EPC ratings

More than 300,000 landlords could be slapped with fines of up to £5,000 if they don’t improve the energy efficiency of their rental homes, under new rules coming into force next year.

Earlier this week,...

17% of properties on the private rental market could become unrentable by 2018, should Government plans for new legislation go ahead.

New research from Urban.co.uk suggests that the Energy Efficiency Regulations passed in 2015 could lead to a number of properties being...

More than one home every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050, experts say.

The authors of a report to Parliament say 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required by mid-century.

The UK needs to cut carbon emissio...

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