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Homeowners and Landlords Beware-Employing Unregistered Gas Fitters Is Illegal

Posted on 21/10/2013 by SuperUser Account

An Essex landlord has recently been fined £950 and ordered to pay £4000 in costs after failing to abide by health and safety regulations dictating the use of registered gas safety fitters.

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UK Tradesmen Are Working Longer Hours and Harder Than Ever Before

Posted on 16/10/2013 by SuperUser Account

We just found a great article in the Installer magazine online. The magazine makes for great reading for heating, plumbing and renewable professionals. Providing the latest news, product and training information to the heating industry! Tradesmen are working longer hours than ever, willing to sacrifice holidays and weekends in a bid to squeeze more jobs in.

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Help to Buy Scheme success with UK builders set to deliver more homes

Posted on 10/09/2013 by SuperUser Account

The countries biggest house builders met with the UK's Housing Minister Mark Prisk recently to discuss how the Government supported mortgages schemes and other measures were working. Reports are upbeat with house builders saying that there will be an increase in homes being built as a result.

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FREE Plymouth construction trade exhibition Tuesday 24 September

Posted on 10/09/2013 by SuperUser Account

Free Plymouth construction trade exhibition aims to get city building on Tuesday 24 September. Builders, contractors, designers, homeowners and developers all invited to Plymouth's free construction trade exhibition! A free PLYMOUTH will hold its first free trade exhibition to help get the city building – and to enforce changes made to building regulations.

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British Gypsum Launches New Blog For Builders

Posted on 20/08/2013 by SuperUser Account

Plaster and drylining manufacturer, British Gypsum, has launched ‘In the Mix’, a new blog designed for construction professionals.

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Are You Ready To Take On The Responsibility Of Being Your Own Boss?

Posted on 14/08/2013 by SuperUser Account

While surfing the net we came across this article on whether or not working for yourself is something you could find yourself doing. This only covers some of the basics, but it give those who are interested some food for thought. Being Your Own Boss: Is It For You? By Fraser.doherty of Superjam, 30th May 2013. There are lots of benefits associated with being your own boss, but along with it comes a lot of responsibility. What top tips and advice can you give to help people who are thinking about plunging into the world of going it alone? What should they be wary of, and what should they ensure they do? Drawing on personal experience, what would you do differently and why?

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New opportunities for tradesmen arise from bedroom tax scheme

Posted on 06/08/2013 by SuperUser Account

Housing Minister, Carl Sargeant has announced that the Welsh government has allocated funding to the value of £20 million towards building 357 new one and two bedroom homes. The grants will be allocated to registered social housing landlords in order to ease the pressure on some of the 35,000 households throughout Wales which have been affected by the new bedroom tax.

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What You Need to Know About The Domestic Fire Alarm Standards Update 2013

Posted on 26/07/2013 by SuperUser Account

On May 31 2013, the British Standards Institute updated its criteria for the Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings, Part 6, code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises. Written by Claire Rizos from IFSEC Global

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Change to Fire Alarm Standards: Non-domestic Premises

Posted on 23/07/2013 by SuperUser Account

If you run a business, you most likely have a premises and need to keep on top of your Risk Assessments. Fire risk assessments are no joke and any supporting documentation and advice is always most welcome.

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HSE Changes To Reportable Fires and Explosions

Posted on 23/07/2013 by SuperUser Account

The HSE has also made some new changes due to be released in October 2013 in relation to the reporting of fires and explosions in the workplace and on site. Some fires and explosions are reportable to the Health and Safety Executive under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR 1995). Here is more detail...

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