The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert for all those involved with welding of mild steel, following new scientific evidence showing that the fumes can can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.
A new consultation paper seeking wider industry and public sector feedback on introducing a clear definition for zero carbon building standards in the UK has been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that its flagship heating scheme, the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), is now open for applications.
Boiler flue was not moved to safe location when extension built
An ongoing increase in the overall energy efficiency of homes in England over the last twenty years has slowed down considerably in 2017, according to a major national survey conducted by government.
A second reading of a bill that would legally mandate the ringfencing of cash retentions is currently scheduled for March 8 with supporters claiming that the chairs of 15 influential select committees are among parliamentarians to have now expressed support.
The Scottish Government has committed to limit national fuel poverty rates to no more than five per cent of the country’s homes by 2040 to allow for more widespread adoption of low carbon heating.
Individual funding grants of up to £50,000 will be set outside for developing private sector prototypes that can monitor a range of conditions that can impact resident health and safety in social housing such as heat and humidity.
The government has unveiled a new single complaints service for the entire housing sector to simplify how both renters and home owners can seek redress for faulty construction or building services work.
BEAMA said it anticipates a fundamental and unprecedented change within the functionality of heating controls moving forward that will be driven by a shift towards data-led energy management and more automated ‘smart’ functions.