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Safe as Houses: Scottish government launches consultation on building safety

06 July 2018

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on making Scotland’s buildings safer for people. The consultation, which opened on 4th July and closes 26th September, seeks to gain views from stakeholders regarding fire safety in buildings and ensuring the safety of those who use them.   The consultation focuses on two main areas: The roles and responsibilities of those verifying, inspecting and certifying building work and the enforcement of compliance with building regulations. Fire safety

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Elmhurst Energy celebrates its 25th Anniversary

25 June 2018

Elmhurst Energy is celebrating its 25th anniversary within the energy industry. Formed in 1993, the company has gone from strength to strength over the past two and a half decades. “This is a proud milestone for Elmhurst Energy, but we never stand still,” says Stephen O’Hara, Chair of Elmhurst Energy. Our mission has been, and will continue to be, to create a more energy efficient society through valuable assessment and driving the improvement of all homes

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Government publishes consultation on banning combustible cladding

22 June 2018

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise buildings. The announcement comes in the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster in 2017, where 71 people lost their lives and subsequent handling sparked a national outcry.   In a move hoped to clarify the use of combustible materials, such as those used in Grenfell, the government is asking for views on revising building

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Government to fund removal of unsafe cladding in social housing

18 May 2018

The government has announced it will fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding from social housing, at an estimated cost of around £400 million. The announcement comes in the wake of an independent review into building regulations and fire safety, which was set up in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy where 71 people lost their lives. In the report, Dame Judith Hackitt stopped short of calling for cladding to be banned, but later

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Late Payments Causing Misery for Construction Companies

11 May 2018

Research from The Prompt Payment Directory has revealed that persistent late payments are pushing construction companies to the brink of bankruptcy and causing unnecessary stress for professionals. A recent study, which interviewed 400 owners, MDs and CEOS of small construction businesses that suffer from poor cashflow, revealed that 74% of construction companies have been on the brink of bankruptcy or liquidation, with 48% blaming cashflow for their panic attacks, anxiety and depression. The industry has

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Government consultation could spell the end for ‘desktop studies’

13 April 2018

The government yesterday published tough new rules regarding fire safety testing on residential buildings for consultation, casting doubt on the future of desktop studies.  The recent announcement by Housing Secretary Sajid Javid comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire last June, which seriously called into question current building safety regulations. There is currently no need for a physical test to prove a building complies with fire safety regulations, with many organisations opting to

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China’s largest developer bursts into the UK market with £400 million scheme

06 April 2018

China’s largest developer, Country Garden, has acquired a site for the development of 785 homes in east London for a reported £80 million. The Guangdong based company has acquired the Ailsa Wharf site, which has been approved for the development of thirteen housing blocks ranging from three to 16 stories high, and valued at around £400 million. The deal marks a rare acquisition by a Chinese mainland company and is an event that developers are

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Government Invest in Housing Future

22 March 2018

Yesterday the Housing Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the government would be investing almost £300 million to create thousands of new homes in the North, West, and South East, of England. Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire are all set to receive the boost of much-needed new homes with other areas shortlisted to also receive funding for major 'infrastructure projects' which could deliver over 400,000 new homes. This highlights a postitive step towards the government's

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Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 Update

19 January 2018

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy explains what has happened with ESOS  since the end of Phase 1. For a refresher - What is ESOS? The ethos behind ESOS is to reduce UK based organisations energy consumption that goes hand in hand with saving large undertakings,carbon emissions and money, so that the costs of the ESOS audit itself are more than paid back if the identified energy saving measures are implemented. We can help companies achieve this. We are passionate about energy

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Welcome to Elmhurst Energy Consultancy

10 January 2018

Elmhurst Energy Services has had a big makeover in preparation for its 25th year. We felt it was time for a fresh new look and also wanted a new brand name which better reflects the services that we offer to the built environment. Our work with energy calculations and services which relate back to building ‘energy’ efficiency led us to our new brand name, Elmhurst Energy Consultancy. As Elmhurst Energy Consultancy we deal in all

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