Friday, November 18, 2011 10:04:00 AM
Quotatis, the UK’s number one provider of qualified internet generated sales leads, has extended its commitment to the renewable energy sector by receiving endorsement by the Energy Saving Trust. To achieve this valuable accolade, staff received extensive training so that they provide accurate, current, relevant, and unbiased advice to callers and online enquirers.
Friday, November 18, 2011 9:37:00 AM
Feed in Tariffs (FITs) still represent a fantastic return on investment, despite the recent reduction announced by the Government, lead generating company Quotatis has claimed. FITs were launched by the government in April 2010 in a move designed to encourage the widespread domestic installation of photovoltaic panels. To this end the scheme has been very successful – there were more than 16,000 new solar PV installations in September 2011 alone – as homeowners have taken advantage of a generous tariff that paid them 43.3p/kWh for every unit they produced whether they used that energy themselves or sold it back to the grid.
Friday, November 18, 2011 9:31:00 AM
Saint-Gobain Glass has announced the second winner of its big national giveaway – Mr and Mrs Colley from Preston, who were lucky enough to win the value of their recent window installation – almost £7,000 - paid back in full. The couple appointed Merseyside-based PLANITHERM Installer member, “The Window Men“, to install 15 windows and 2 stable doors in their family home, and were prompted by partner Simon Jones to send off the completed competition form, which was included in a marketing pack provided by Saint-Gobain Glass.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:55:00 AM
Following the Glass and Glazing Federation’s attendance at the House of Commons Briefing with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Federation of Master Builders on Thursday, 3 November 2011, GGF Chief Executive, Nigel Rees had a private meeting with Greg Barker MP, Minster of Energy and Climate Change and Lord McLean on Tuesday 9th November at the Department of Energy and Climate Change to discuss the detail of Green Deal and how it will work for the Glass and Glazing Industry.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:39:00 AM
The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) has asked if the latest downward move – on what seemed to be a positive encouragement for home owners to adopt PV technology – is a retrograde step that could amount to an ‘own goal’ for the Government. The NHIC said it had anticipated a reduction in the solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) but nothing quite so deep as the current, ‘drastic’ cut by the Department of Energy & Climate Change.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:27:00 AM
We are very saddened to report that Robert Moore, who serviced the glass industry for 35 years, has passed away after a short illness.
Robert joined Ulmke Metals in 1976 and moved onto UKae in the early 1990s, with his last three years being at Solutions UK. He was responsible for looking after customers of all shapes and sizes, which was one of Rob’s greatest attributes – being able to deal with people at all levels of business.
There are many more positive things to say but those who knew Robert would know that his ability to remain calm in any situation, always respond to customers’ needs and continually display a high level of integrity, were just some of his trademarks.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:23:00 AM
Reports that unemployment among young people is rising throughout Scotland give serious cause for concern, according to the Scottish Building Federation (SBF). One contributing factor is weak performance in the construction industry, which has traditionally employed up to 10% of the Scottish workforce. Scottish construction employment actually fell by 10,000 during the second quarter of this year. While the number of individuals successfully completing a modern apprenticeship across all sectors in Scotland increased by 84% over the past year, a recent survey of Scottish Building Federation members shows the number of construction firms recruiting apprentices continues to decline.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:14:00 AM
The Epwin Group will unveil its new permanent exhibition at the Building Centre, London on December 1. It gives the building products group a new presence at the Store Street construction expo, and specifiers and architects improved access to Epwin’s products. This includes details on the low carbon recycled window offering Reco22 Epwin Group window systems operation, Profile 22, which became the first window system to secure a dedicated A+ rating across all domestic applications from the BRE in February this year.