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Edgetech to host a debate about Triple Glazing

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Which is best, Triple or Double Glazing Edgetech a GGF member has decided to host an industry debate about triple glazing on Thursday 10 April 2014 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.As we celebrate 150 years of double glazing since Thomas Stetson … Continue reading

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Mayor now calls for an amnesty for hoteliers in LLandudno

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Further to our earlier blogs on this subject it seems the council have refused a butcher permission to replace his windows in Llandudno. According to reports in South Wales Guardian, Hugh Evans, of Rhosmaen Street wanted to replace his sash … Continue reading

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No significant changes for windows as DCLG publish new Part L document


DCLG has decided against any changes to Doc L requirements, so the changes which were due in July have not materialised for replacement windows, however double glazing, replacements and extensions have been earmarked for the future changes. See the full report … Continue reading

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BBC claim green deal homes likely to overheat

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The BBC suggest that homes improved under the Green Deal are likely to overheat during this spell of warmer weather, this warning has also been issued by Professor Chris Goodier, from Loughborough University’s department of Civil and Building Engineering. Two … Continue reading

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The best video to explain window energy ratings


WER’s have been arround for many years now but confusion reins about which is best, a low U value or a high WER, whats the difference anyway? Well Planitherm in conjunction with Anglian Windows have had a video produced to … Continue reading

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Choosing good double glazing

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One of the good things about double glazing is the amount of choice you have, but just where do you start, just how do you find a quality company who you would trust to enter your home and knock the windows … Continue reading

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Government now ready to spend £2m advertising the Green Deal

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According to reports on Friday in the Guardian, the government is set to spend £2m, £5m or £10m on a publicity campaign to advertise the benefits of the green deal to home owners. This seems to be illogical. If, as the government … Continue reading

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EU Commission threatens Green Deal VAT rate as it turns up the heat


Today the Times reports Brussels is continuing to push Britain to make a decision about its unequal VAT treatment of insulation products, meaning thousands of UK citizens will be forced to pay 20% not 5% VAT We reported this previously in … Continue reading

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Barker now admits Green Deal “wont guarantee savings for homeowners”


According to a report in Energy Live News, Gregg Barker the minister promoting DECCs Green Deal policy, has now admitted that savings cannot be guaranteed. Originally his comments were that “savings will be equal to or more than, the cost … Continue reading

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Will the green deal save homeowners money?


The Guardian newspapers Leo Hickman has an interesting article and asks this very question, “Will the green deal save homeowners money?” His colum has many interesting comments and commentators and is well worth reading, we’ve sent him our observations along … Continue reading

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