Federation of Master Builders

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As a member of the Federation of Master Builders “the UKs largest trade association in the construction industry” they come by to review our projects and make sure that we “make the grade” in terms of being a master builder. They also host the national Federation of Master Builders Annual awards and this year here is the write up from …

10 Top Tips – guest blog…

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Clients Rachel & Robin Goldberg appointed us to repair their roof and convert the loft into a new master bedroom with ensuite. They took on some of the work themselves, and in this second guest blog post they share 10 tips based on their self-build experience. When the work’s all finished and you’re thrilled with …

Health & Safety

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So working with our good friends Organic Roofs www.organicroofs.co.uk we needed to get 46 new coping stones onto the flat roof of a small house in Brighton… It was quite clear once these had arrived that bumping them up by hand wasn’t going to be safe so we hired a little lifting platform… who doesn’t love a new gadget? Once we’d …

National Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017

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We are delighted to announce this morning that we are a finalist in the National Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017 – in 2 categories –National Project Management Company of the Year and National Small Scale Project of the Year (<250K). Its been a cracking year so far with our finalist and highly commended results in the LABC Regional finals …

the LABC 2017 awards

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Its nice to be recognised (unless your a Hollywood A lister) and it seems that we are in with a chance of winning a prize in the regional finals of the Local Authority Building control awards 2017 #labcawards. The categories we have been entered in are for: Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home & Best Inclusive building So …

Alex is at Retrofit4Change on July 5th – Watford BRE

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Alex is going to be speaking at the Retrofit4Change conference on the 5th of July at the BRE headquarters in Watford This one-day conference, aimed at building owners, housing associations, large private estates, architects, developers and contractors within the residential sector, examines alternative funding for projects and explores how refurbishment projects can be made more efficient and cost effective through ...

Awards Season

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So – we might have mentioned it before – but we have been nominated for a few awards this year – The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016 – in the built environment category – in fact we (Fran and I) are going up to the awards ceremony tomorrow night to see if we win!! To be honest having looked at …

Easy Eco-Friendly Home Tips

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There are quite a few ways we can create a more eco-friendly home environment and thankfully most of them won’t require insane amounts of work to pull off. Sometimes even the simplest acts can really create something amazing and a great transition between your older looks and a new and improved one instead. You can adopt an easier and greener …

House of Commons summary of FiT fiasco

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Thought I would post this up here – thanks to @Greenenergychap on Twitter – House of Commons Report – I am a particular fan of their continual use of German as the shining example of how the FiT must come down – but interestingly Germany have shown quit a significantly larger amount of installations than the UK: You can see …