Our electric future

Paul Hutchens is CEO of Midlands-based solar specialists, Eco2Solar. He is a board member of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the UK’s leading solar industry voice, and Chairman of the STA’s New Build Working Group which aims to inform governments,... View Article

Heating controls that work for the end user…

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central-heating system. But they are only effective if the end user can understand and use them! Modern controls with wifi and remote control functions are great for people who cope... View Article

Don’t be an amateur

Surface preparation is critical in the restoration of a floor and mistakes at this stage can have catastrophic consequences for the finished result. Here Scott Coffey, regional sales manager at surface preparation expert National Flooring Equipment, explains how to choose... View Article

Anchor Hanover Group created

Anchor Hanover, England’s largest provider of care and housing for older people, has been formed from the successful merger of Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust. With more than 60,000 homes across 1,700 locations supported by more than 9,000 colleagues,... View Article

MHCLG Grenfell update – LABC responds

Last week, in a written statement, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, updated the government’s response to the Grenfell tragedy. Among the announcements were amendments to the approved documents confirming what materials can be... View Article

Macmillan receives a welcome £30k boost from Hanover

Staff and residents at retirement housing estates managed by Hanover Housing Association have shown that generosity and goodwill is alive and well after presenting Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £30,000. The donation is thanks to a coordinated effort... View Article

Saniflo launches new website

The new website from Saniflo went live in October and we believe it is our most comprehensive, user-friendly and informative site to date. With dedicated sections for homeowners and professionals a raft of information is accessible to anyone considering a... View Article

Delivering affordable homes in Durham

A regeneration partnership, established to revive communities and economies in the Durham coalfields, has just been granted planning permission to build its 2,000th home. The property will be at Gibside, Chester-le-Street, where the Durham Villages Regeneration Company will construct 78 two,... View Article

2018 APPRENTICE DECORATOR OF THE YEAR WINNER IS CROWNED

Aiden Dearie has been chosen as the ‘gold’ winner of the 2018 Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition after a gruelling three-day challenge at the WorldSkills UK LIVE event at Birmingham’s NEC. The final pitted seven regional winners... View Article