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Flagship customers feel the benefit of renewable heating by Finn Geotherm

Residents of Quayside Court in Lakenheath, Suffolk, are enjoying warm homes with significantly lower heating bills, thanks to a new communal ground source heat pump. In partnership with East Anglia’s largest heating company, Gasway Services, part of Flagship Group, Norfolk-based renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm has completed yet another district heating system.

Owned and managed by housing association Flagship, the 21 bungalows in Quayside Court were built during 1970s. Heating was provided by individual electric storage heaters and a shared oil boiler, which were inefficient and expensive to run. Having completed an award-winning district heating scheme for Flagship in 2017 for 30 flats in Watton, Finn Geotherm were appointed to design and install a similar solution.

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Unlock Rigid Planning System to spark MMC Housing Revolution

Key Reforms Needed

A new report by Arup outlines the key reforms needed to the UK's planning system to facilitate the widescale use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to help deliver the large number of new homes the country needs.

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Casella showcases commitment to clean air at Contamination Expo Series

Casella, a leading UK manufacturer of environmental monitoring solutions, will be showcasing its commitment to comprehensive personal and environmental monitoring solutions at Contamination Expo Series, 11th – 12th September at the NEC, Birmingham on stand H67.

Contamination Expo Series’ ‘Clean Air Technology Expo’, which is supported by the Environment Agency, is one of seven specialist shows designed to showcase cutting edge technology to further the prevention, detection and management of airborne pollutants. Casella’s forward-thinking solutions are a natural fit for the exhibition.

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York Handmade shortlisted for major award at brick Oscars

The York Handmade Brick Company has been shortlisted for a major award in the prestigious 2019 Brick Awards.

Leading independent brickmaker York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, has been recognised for its work on the acclaimed new Loxley Stables self-build development near Tring in Hertfordshire.

Loxley Stables has been shortlisted in the Small Housing Development category.

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Mick George to kick start new charity facility

A project to create a large factory which will sort and distribute charity donations is underway at Kettering Business Park with local firm Mick George Ltd to begin Earthworks on behalf of Parkway Construction MK Ltd.

The facility will act as a depot for the Salvation Army, a charity tackling social inequality for more than 150 years.

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