Delivering decent homes for the future

On Monday afternoon we attended an online event chaired by Lord Best. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) consists of MPs and members of the House of Lords, and offers an opportunity for policy makers to exchange views and thoughts with those who have their hands on the levers of Read the full article…

The need to uphold the standards of membership

Any Trade Association must serve the interests of its members and be of value to consumers. This is done at the PCA in a variety of ways that includes direct promotion, collaboration, standards setting and education, to name but a few. At the heart of this Association is an unwritten Read the full article…

The Reality of a Post Covid World

As we emerge, one stage at a time from the constrictions applied to us, should we take a moment to think about the brave new world that awaits? Amongst the prophetic speculation, it seems we have two conflicting schools of thought that are both likely to be inaccurate. The first Read the full article…

Improving Home Energy Performance through Lenders

I was asked to look at yet another Government Consultation document out of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by a respected colleague. Though I did put the job off, we finally got around to it earlier in the week. Reading through ‘Improving Home Energy Performance through Read the full article…

Save Energy but not by Papering Over the Cracks

When cracks appear in buildings, we should take notice. Small cracks are often ignored, but little cracks can turn into big cracks and ‘heaven help’ anyone who simply tries to cover over or ignores any significant structural defects within their property. As we get closer to the launch of the Read the full article…

Green Homes Grant – An appeal & some help

The scheme that will see billions of pounds of government and private money feed into measures that aim to create jobs and improve the energy efficiency of homes is just a few weeks away from its proposed launch date. It’s my understanding that homeowners in England will be able to Read the full article…