How can an EPC survey save you time and money?
If you are building, selling, or renting out a property in the UK, you need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), by law. However, this does not mean that an EPC is not worth having at other times. As a home owner, or a business owner, you can save time and money simply by…Read More
Where does the UK’s energy come from?
The UK is using a lot less energy than it did previously. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there was a 17% fall in the amount of energy used in the country between 1998 and 2015. This is partly due to the fact that technology has enabled more energy efficient practices to be…Read More
Does a Better EPC Rating Equal a Warmer Home?
When the weather is cold, it’s important that you have the warmth you need inside your home. Not only does a warm home feel better, it also helps to prevent damp. This warm and dry atmosphere helps to prevent health problems, especially in babies, children or older people who live in your home. The problem…Read More
Top Energy Saving Tips for This Winter
Winter is coming, and along with it comes longer nights, freezing temperatures, and increased energy bills. Are you looking for ways to save money, make your home more energy efficient, and reduce your carbon footprint this Winter? Well look no further! Here are our top tips on how you can stay warm while being energy…Read More
Properties With EPC Rating F or G Set to Cost Landlords up to £3,500
The government have announced that changes to regulations will mean that landlords in properties with an energy performance rating of F or G, will be expected to pay up to £3,500 towards energy efficiency measures to improve the rating of their properties. Requirements under the new regulations Since April 2018, landlords owning some of…Read More
How Far is the World from Climate Catastrophe?
At a recent summit in Korea of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists and researchers presented a 33-page report with a recommendation that global warming needs to be controlled to the extent of not allowing temperatures to increase by more than 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. The Summary for Policymakers is a result of…Read More
Top Tips for a Better EPC Rating
An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is needed in the UK if you wish to build, sell, or let a house. The EPC is information that must be handed over to the renter or buyer, and in Scotland you must display the EPC certificate near the house’s boiler. Obviously, a house is a little more valuable…Read More
A Brief History of Architecture in London
London is famous for its iconic buildings, like the modern Shard and the historic St Paul’s Cathedral. The architecture of the city is a major attraction for tourists and brightens the environment for people who live in the UK capital. Anyone walking through London today can witness the beauty of a range of architectural styles…Read More
Halogen Bulbs Finally Banned in Europe
In 2009, Europe banned less energy efficient incandescent light bulbs and banned GU10 halogen light bulbs in 2016. As of 1st September 2018, the ban extended to the retailing of practically all halogen bulbs. This includes all non-directional halogen bulbs including pear and candle-shaped bulbs but certain types of specialised bulbs such as those for…Read More