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Showing posts from November, 2019


The festive season is not far off and we just wanted to take this opportunity to confirm our opening hours over the Christmas holiday period and also to outline a few procedures:
We will close for the holiday period atMidday on 23rd December. Opening on27th and 28th December between 9am and 1pm. We will open normally from2nd January 2020 at 09.00. Day to day issues which could wait until normal office hours resume on the2nd January 2020, should be reported then.
Our contractors may be on call but many of their suppliers close down over the Christmas period so parts can be hard to locate. We will not attend any “lockouts” over the Christmas break but can pass on the details of a good local locksmith if this occurs – the cost of which will, of course, be yours.
A small request– if you haveanyproblems with your heating and hot water now or maybe an appliance that is a bit temperamental and you have been meaning to report the fault but have not had a chance to –PLEASE DO SO NOWb…

Sweeties from the Political Parties?

In the run-up to the General Election on 12th December 2019, we are being offered incentives by the political parties that are wonderful at first glance but are want to raise eyebrows on further scrutiny.

I won't get into 'Free Broadband for All' but couldn't let the manifesto pledge of 100,000 social/affordable homes pass by without comment.

Housebuilder News reported on 21st November:

Labour plans to build 100,000 council homes a year by the end of 2024 according to its election manifesto published today. It will also build “at least” 50,000 additional genuinely affordable homes a year through housing associations by the end of the parliament The party says the homes will be built to cutting edge design and green standards citing the Stirling Prize award-winning Goldsmith Street council development in Norwich as an example of what Labour’s modern council housing could look like.

The Goldsmith Street scheme in Norwich has been built to PassiveHaus standards and comprises a …