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South Essex Homes has appointed Diamond Build to be the Coordinating Contractor on a very exciting sustainability project – The ReallySmartHouse. In partnership with The Facility Architects, ReallySmartHouse is a unique scheme set up to investigate innovative carbon reduction technologies, not only for their ease of installation and their effectiveness, but also as importantly their ease of use by the occupants.


Baker Homes achieves award for select few


Baker Homes has achieved the Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation after demonstrating its commitment to developing staff and building on their achievements and successes.


Government proposals to ensure a better deal for energy consumers

light switch

Millions of households to be moved to better energy deals, with suppliers limited to four tariffs per fuel type, and customers moved off poor-value ‘dead tariffs’.


Housing providers eco performance announced by Lord Deben. Minister of State congratulates work

Lord Deben speaking awards

Sustainability rankings for 38 of the most environmentally forward thinking housing providers were announced last night at a glamorous reception at the Homes conference. 


A clever new partnership that might just save the world!


With energy companies announcing dramatic price hikes this Autumn, fuel poverty has never been more of an issue. Especially for the millions of cash-strapped tenants living in social housing. Couple this with the fact that the Environment Agency has stated that much of England and Wales could suffer a major water shortage in 2013 without a marked increase in rainfall this winter, and it’s not just tenants’ finances that are suffering, but the environment too.


Building or retrofitting - are you monitoring the energy performance?

energy monitoring

One of the issues facing the sector is lack of certainty about performance. This is a real problem if we do not know how well our homes, and measures we use to improve them, are performing.


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