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…

Launch of Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice

The long awaited Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice, developed through CIRIA, is finally now scheduled to be launched at an event in Westminster on the 10th February. Code of Practice developed by flood professionals The invitation to the launch event clearly sets out the importance placed on the issue Read the full article…

Attitudes to Flood Protection must change!

I am sitting on a crowded train tapping out a few lines on my way to an event that will, no doubt, be attended by the luminaries of the flood world at the British Standards Institute in Chiswick. Good news: the NEW flood protection standards are an improvement The event Read the full article…

Hodgson view – Case of the Anonymous Letter!

Welcome back to another ‘Hodgson View’. This time it takes the form of a response to an anonymous letter we received last week that points an accusing finger at me, the Association and our members. An anonymous pointless argument! The writer gave a few clues to his identity but decided Read the full article…

CITB are still rubbish but could there be light?!

My feeling towards the ‘Construction Industry Training Board’ (CITB) is no secret. Anyone who has seen any of our blogs highlighting the miserable CITB service and return on investment spooned up to PCA members in recent years, will know that we think they are a failed and outdated institution and Read the full article…