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Blow for home owners as Government halves solar panel payments

The Department of Energy and Climate Change will halve the payments made to home owners generating their own solar electricity. These proposals could mean far fewer firms will offer “free installation” deals. This could mean the scheme becomes the preserve of the middle classes with only those who can afford the £10,000 plus installation look …

Timber buildings reach new heights

Timber buildings reach new heights

A new block of council flats is about to be opened to residents in the North London borough of Hackney. Nothing especially noteworthy there, you might think, but the new apartments at Bridport House are constructed entirely from wood, making the building the largest timber-built apartment block in the world. Next door to it is …