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Energy News: Government launch domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

09 April 2014

The world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has today announced the launch of the new scheme which offers cash incentives to households using renewable heating systems in their homes. This is the first Government scheme to offer long term financial support for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties. To read the full release please


Elmhurst’s Design SAP 2012 software has been released

07 April 2014

Demo the software today We have made substantial improvements to our Design SAP 2012 software to ensure that it complies with the New Part L1 of the Building Regulations which came into effect yesterday. Elmhurst’s is one of the first compliant solutions to market, providing new professional and accurate SAP calculations for the construction industry, click here to demo the software today. More information If you would like more information on the new Building Regulations


Proposed changes to the Green Deal Code of Practice and Assessor Specification

04 April 2014

Keep up to date The GDOrb, the organisation that administers the Green Deal on behalf of DECC, has announced proposed changes to the Green Deal Code of Practice and Assessor Specification documents which, if approved, will take effect on 19th June. What you should do There is no requirement to take any immediate action. However you should make yourself familiar with the changes (below) before 19th June so that you are able to amend


Elmhurst Annual Report 2013

30 March 2014

Elmhurst is pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Annual Report. This edition of the Annual Report covers the 12 month period between the1st January 2013 to the 1st December 2013 and provides a summary of the organisation over the period. To download the full report click here.


Elmhurst Design SAP 2012 software is approved

27 March 2014

The widely used SAP software is due for release on 7th April   After extensive testing to ensure that the new software complies with the New Part L1 of the Building Regulations we are pleased to announce that Elmhurst’s Design SAP 2012 software is approved. This achievement is the latest evolution of Elmhurst’s established and widely used SAP Software which is popular throughout the industry with consultants, house builders and Building Control Bodies. The approval was


Last chance to claim funding from Skills Development Scotland

17 March 2014

Book before the 31st March   We are offering a Domestic Energy Assessor course and a Non Domestic Energy Assessor course for which you can access a varying amount of funding from Skills Development Scotland when booked and trained before the 31st March 2014. Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) The Domestic course allows those with no prior experience to be training in the assessment of domestic properties in order to produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Those


Energy News: Changes to Home Building

14 March 2014

Stephen Williams announces plans to raise housing standards Government plans will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard, Communities Minister Stephen Williams said today. Currently, house builders face a myriad of different standards to implement each time they build new homes in an area - with the standards imposed varying between areas, and often leading to duplication and even contradiction. Publishing the government’s response to its housing standards review, the


Park homes

08 March 2014

Guidence from BRE- ECO EPCs from Park Homes EPCs may now be lodged on Park Homes for ECO and Green deal purpose. Our technical bulletins provides further details from members. Further details covering data and U- Values. 


Energy News: Government publishes ECO consultation

06 March 2014

DECC Consultation: The Future of the Energy Company Obligation At yesterdays Ecobuild 2014, Edward Davey, the Secretary for State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced the publication of the consultation document. The document (summary download here) proposes changes  to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a major funding mechanism designed to improve the energy performance of the UK housing stock. The consultation will run from 5th March to the 16th April 2014 and


Claim back VAT on Landmark Central Lodgement Fees

24 February 2014

Great news for small businesses from Elmhurst - Claim back VAT on Landmark Central Lodgement Fees – England, Wales and Northern Ireland Over the past weeks we have fought for swift clarification from HMRC that the Landmark Central Lodgement Fee is a statutory fee. HMRC have advised that we can treat the Landmark Central Lodgement fee for England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a disbursement. We are delighted to report that we now have the


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