England

Mar 17
Why homeowners should have their flood response down to a fine art

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NFU Mutual has dealt with over 15,000 claims since December 2013 Final claims bill expected to around £90 million Families, fine art and horses may require emergency evacuation when flooding occurs Homeowners may face years of upheaval while repairs are carried out As the floodwater recedes and an army of builders and restoration experts begin […]

Feb 18
More cash-back for people carrying out Green Deal

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Changes to the UK government’s Green Deal cash-back scheme have been announced, to help more households drive down fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions by carrying out energy efficiency improvements. The scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements. The changes include […]

Feb 11
A2Dominion names Willmott Dixon as main contractor for eco town first phase

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A2Dominion has named Willmott Dixon as the main contractor for the infrastructure and initial stage of the Exemplar phase of the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester), in Oxfordshire. As the UK’s second largest, privately-owned construction company, Willmott Dixon will work with A2Dominion to build the first 94 of the 393 planned […]

Jan 27
Construction begins on the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester

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Construction of the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester), in Oxfordshire has begun. Lead developer A2Dominion has started preparing the site for building works to commence for the initial phase, which will form part of the long-term vision to provide up to 6,000 sustainable new homes for Bicester. The first phase of […]

Jul 14
Energy saving measures boost house prices

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Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average – and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England – new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals. For an average home in the country, improving its EPC (Energy […]