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30 day money back rights for consumers.

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The government is seeking to make consumer rights clearer and more straight forward, yet at a recent meeting of the GGF the government officials were challenged over their assumptions about our industry. These representatives who lead the policy from BIS, … Continue reading

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WHICH uncover several issues with Green Deal assesments.

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Which magazine, tried to invite 21 green deal companies to assess the needs of an undercover researcher but could get just 5 to provide an assessment, even then the findings were vastly different, even “appalling”. Seems some recommended energy savings … Continue reading

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Fensa confirm falling numbers of registered installations

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Fensa the regulatory body for self certification of building regulation compliance, has statistics since it was formed back in 2004. Previously it has kept these figures to itself and used them to communicate to government the state of the industry … Continue reading

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Martin Lewis promotes National No Cold Calling Week

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This week, 12th – 19th November is National No Cold Calling week and Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert has produced a short video to help home owners deter unwanted callers, for Trading Standards. Whilst specific laws prevent energy companies for … Continue reading

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WHICH spell out demands for Green Deal

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WHICH magazine have recently issued the government with their ideas for companies wishing to sell “GREEN” improvements. Their full article can be read here, but this is a summary of their demands along with our understanding of the current positions.

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Three people sentenced for double glazing con

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According to reports in the Express and Star on Friday 13th July 2012 three men,  Avtar Pawar, Paula  Bowdler and Gerald Smith have been sentenced for the part they played in a double glazing con, in the West Midlands.

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7 day cancellation period, read the small print!

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It was reported on a forum by a most unhappy customer, that one of the “nationals” small print may be catching people out. According to the report, the sales person said, “buy now you have 14 days to cancel”, only the … Continue reading

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Everest on “Watchdog”, Anglian on “Dont Get Done”, WHICH find most consumers prefer local independent companies!

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With Everest’s installations featuring on Anne Robinson’s Watchdog series a couple of weeks ago, it seems this week it is the turn of Anglian Home Improvements to feature on the BBC’s, “Don’t Get Done Get Dom“. According to the advanced information, tomorrows edition (11am … Continue reading

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Green Deal gets bad press from the Daily Mail, Which magazine issue warnings, minister heckled!

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In the Daily Mail,  James Slack and Tamara Cohen write to advise readers of the perils that face homeowners wishing to improve their homes, when changing boilers, windows or having a new conservatory built. The consultation was met with stiff opposition in … Continue reading

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Another ASA complaint upheld against E.on

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A complaint has been upheld against Energy providers E.on this week and another upheld in part. Yet the government seems likely to promote large companies like these and others, as Green Deal PROVIDERS later this year. Why, when the industry has … Continue reading

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