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North West London landlord convicted for gas safety dangers

North West London landlord convicted for gas safety dangers

A Harrow-based landlord has been given a suspended jail sentence and fined £10,000 for putting his tenants’ lives in danger by carrying out illegal gas work at the flats he rented.

One million over-75s live in ‘non-decent’ housing

One million over-75s live in ‘non-decent’ housing

Electrical Safety First is urging the Government to address poor quality housing after its report concluded that one million people aged over 75 currently live in properties which fail to meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard.

Phase 2 of £130m Canning Town project begins

Phase 2 of £130m Canning Town project begins

Bouygues UK and its property development company, Bouygues Development, are launching the second phase of the Hallsville Quarter project in the Canning Town district of Newham (East London).

FMB urges government to build 200,000 homes a year by 2020

FMB urges government to build 200,000 homes a year by 2020

Government and industry must collaborate to build at least 200,000 homes a year by 2020 in order to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

H&V News - 28 January

H&V News - 28 January

Only available in our digital edition, H&V News reveals the growing number of new project contract announcements in the construction sector bodes well for building services companies for the year ahead and a client presentation by Gratte Brothers to a leading property developer has involved the use of a 3D printed model, in what is believed to be a first for the building services sector.

Nationwide R22 data collection initiative begins

Nationwide R22 data collection scheme begins

Toshiba has launched an R22 data collection initiative to assess the number and type of R22 systems still operational across the UK and Ireland.

MPs join call for carbon monoxide safety on boats

MPs join call for carbon monoxide safety on boats

The investigative report from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) into the deaths in 2013 of a mother and daughter from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on a boat on Lake Windermere in the Lake District has been published.

Green Deal scheme loses heating installer

Green Deal scheme loses heating installer

Energy-efficiency specialist Green Heat has announced it is to “uncouple” from the Green Deal as a heating installer.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 28 January

    H&V News - 28 January

    28 January 2015

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News reveals the growing number of new project contract announcements in the construction sector bodes well for building services companies for the year ahead and a client presentation by Gratte Brothers to a leading property developer has involved the use of a 3D printed model, in what is believed to be a first for the building services sector.

    Colin Pearson is head of building performance team at BSRIA

    Is your business prepared for power cuts?

    Ofgem’s Winter Outlook 2014-15 report says the likely margin of supply over demand is now just 4.1%, or 2.3GW. This is based on average winter conditions, so an extreme cold spell could push the supply network to its limits and possibly lead to outages.

    The sustainability of biopropane

    The sustainability of biopropane and its production process has been a clear area of focus throughout the development of the product (“Biopropane could power Britain, Calor Gas says”, H&V News, 22 October).

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