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Is the heating industry ready for another label?

 Jan, 11 - 2018   Legislation

The heating industry has been warned it must ensure it is ready for the Energy Labelling Directive (ERD) It’s been on the horizon for a while now and ERD was finally introduced on the 1st January 2018, although it may have fallen beneath many peoples radars. The Ecolabel energy rating...

Major Brexit survey launches

 Aug, 17 - 2016   Legislation

A major new survey on the impact of the Brexit vote on the building services engineering sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.   It is hoped that the survey will identify the key issues...

Tackling unsafe practice in the private rented sector

 Jun, 23 - 2016   Legislation

In January we blogged about proposals for a ground-breaking new home safety certificate, aimed at protecting both landlords and tenants in the private sector.   The home safety certificate and guidance has now been introduced by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR), a leading industry forum dedicated to providing expert advice...

Three out of four installers aren’t ready for ERP – Are you?

 Jun, 10 - 2015   Legislation

78% of installers say that they do not feel prepared for the introduction of the Energy-Related Product (ErP) labelling directive which is launching on the 26th September this year. This statistic has come from a new survey conducted by Worcester Bosch Group.   In a study of over 500 installers...

Are the government doing enough to beat fuel poverty?

 Feb, 09 - 2015   Legislation

Are the government finally doing more to beat fuel poverty? A worrying 2.3 million households in England remain in fuel poverty, a problem which affects many working families as well as high risk groups like pensioners.  It is claimed that 1.1 million working households officially meet the definition for fuel...