Award for Craftsmanship
A six bedroom house, recently renovated and extended on Stoughton Drive North in Evington, Leicester, has been awarded a craftsmanship award from the Guild of Master Craftsmen.
This traditional Edwardian house has been extensively modernised and improved insulating the property to current building regulations standards and creating high quality spaces with some dramatic and unusual architectural spaces.
Main contractors: T Denman and Co Ltd.
Architects: Tangent Architects Ltd
New environmental appointment
Rob Pocock has been appointed as Senior Environmental Consultant to Leicester City Council and is engaged in implementing their energy efficiency
and renewable energy policies.
The eventual aim is to reduce carbon emissions by 80% from present levels by 2050 and make all new properties in
Leicester zero carbon and self sufficient in energy terms by 2020.
Interested in generating your own electricity and being paid for it?
The new Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) cash back scheme became available in Great Britain on 1st April 2010.
Under this scheme energy suppliers make regular payments to householders and communities who generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources
such as solar electricity photovoltaic panels or wind turbines.
The scheme guarantees a minimum payment for all electricity generated by the system, as well as a separate payment for the electricity exported to the Grid.
These payments are in addition to the bill savings made by using the electricity generated on-site.
Once you have a microgeneration technology installed you should experience a monthly reduction in your electricity bill and then receive an income
from your Feed-in tariff (clean energy cash back) provider.
Feed-in tariffs are designed so that the average monthly income from your installation will be significantly greater than your monthly loan repayment (with a 25 year loan).
If you would like some information about this scheme and advice on how to carry out the installation and what is involved then contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange for a site visit.