Squatting of commercial property is on the up not just because of the law, but also because so many sites have lain vacant for so long during the recession, says Sarah Shemmings from Silver Shemmings. So what can you do?
Air source heat pumps may have been slower to take off than their ground source cousins, but, says Graham Hazell, both are likely to become increasingly popular as regulations get tougher
Are team-building days out still worthwhile, especially during a recession? It depends on how you prepare for them
You may have only heard of Japanese Knotweed (or fallopia japonica, to give it its Latin name) as the subject of some horror story about how the plant took over somebody’s house almost like a Triffid, and how it’s impossible to eradicate – both exaggerations, as it happens.
Over the past decade it has been firmly established, among those with an interest in employment relations, that is it not just noise and dust that are the potential threats to health on a construction site.
Even if you think you are currently inundated with details about new legislation, including a good bit to do with health and safety, it is worth at least getting hold of new guidance the Health & Safety Executive released last week.
It isn’t only fire safety officers who need to absorb lessons from the inquest this year into the high rise fire in south London in 2009 that killed six people.
The relative value of homes across the UK has changed radically over the last five years.