Category Archives: Green Issues

‘Living’ bricks to supply fresh water and electricity to buildings

We are now used to photo voltaic roof tiles and other ways of using our building materials to help fuel our homes or assist with energy provision. Now the next evolution of building materials has arrived. To read the whole … Continue reading

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Is your Carbon Monoxide Detector Dangerous ?

Following a Which? report two types of carbon monoxide alarms have been removed from sale by both e-Bay and Amazon. (The detector pictured is NOT one of them.) To read the whole article, click here.

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Is our green countryside being sacrificed for new housing?

There is a huge debate between those who think that the country does not have enough housing, and those who believe that our countryside should be protected. To read the whole article, click here.

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Are houses soon going to be built with CO2ncrete?

Around 5% of the world’s greenhouse emissions are due to concrete, but the US has developed an eco-friendly alternative – CO2ncrete. To read the whole article, click here.

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Over 80 pocket parks have been given the go-ahead

Across the country, over 80 mistreated and disused built-up spaces have plans to be reconstructed and transformed into green oases… To read the whole article, click here.

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Generous woman’s last wish

Vanora Hereward donated land so that affordable homes could be built for families that were affected by rising property prices To read the whole article, click here.

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Court of Appeal confirms position on ‘switching’ planning permissions to avoid S. 106

R (Robert Hitchins Ltd) v Worcestershire County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1060 The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a developer who attempted to switch between two similar planning permissions in order to avoid a £1m s. 106 … Continue reading

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In case you missed it – Britain’s most energy-efficient home?

Architect Colin Usher has won the 2015 Buildings and Energy Efficiency Awards for designing a house that costs just £15 a year to run… To read the whole article, click here.

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Japanese Knotweed – Your guide to identifying and dealing with this silent invader

Japanese Knotweed is Britain’s most invasive non-native plant. We look at how you can best identify and manage the threat, helping you to avoid the devastating effects Knotweed can bring – from structural damage, to loss of sale and a … Continue reading

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Looking for a Property Surveyor in Cheam?

Building and Property Surveyors Cheam Do you need a local independent Chartered Surveyor in Cheam or the surrounding area? We can assist, including being able to provide a structural survey, major defects report, single fault assessment, rebuilding / reinstatement valuation, … Continue reading

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