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New green standard for all new build homes – cutting carbon emissions for generations to come

By |2019-11-11T09:30:49+00:00November 11th, 2019|General, Latest News|

A new green standard for new build homes will bring an environmental revolution to home building – tackling climate change while keeping household bills low. With homes, both new and existing accounting for 20% of emissions, government committed in the 2019 Spring Statement to introducing the Future Homes Standard (FHS) in 2025 as part of the journey to meet the 2050 target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. This target was set in law on 27 June 2019 and one of the most ambitious targets in the world.

First-ever government design manual to promote the building of beautiful new homes

By |2019-11-11T09:12:41+00:00November 11th, 2019|General, Latest News|

The government has also announced plans for a new National Design Code that will be published in the New Year. A new National Design Guide has been issued setting out a blueprint for how local authorities can achieve quality and great design being clear that new builds must fit into existing communities, which means they are more likely to be welcomed by residents and provide places people will love to call home.

Revised Approved Document B – Volume 1 & 2 (England only)

By |2019-09-24T14:29:49+00:00September 24th, 2019|General, Latest News|

Future Part B consultation responses issued & government consults on reducing heights of new flats requiring sprinklers The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (MHCLG) department has become aware of a potential error in Approved Document B volume 1 2019 edition which details the provision of dampers fitted to the vents [...]

Protection: Guaranteed – Renewal of our Professional Indemnity Insurance

By |2019-07-31T08:18:43+00:00July 30th, 2019|General, Latest News|

Salus Approved Inspectors are pleased to announce renewal of our Approved Inspector Professional Indemnity Insurance through Griffiths and Armour’s Approved Scheme of Insurance until the end of July 2020. Our profession has had to suffer immense pressure over recent months with some Approved Inspectors being unable to obtain insurance cover. This renewal policy is [...]

Headline Sponsors of the East and West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards 2019

By |2019-06-04T09:02:50+00:00June 3rd, 2019|General, Latest News|

Salus are passionate about increased collaboration throughout the industry and this is one of the reasons we have increased our sponsorship of the Celebrating Construction Awards to now cover the whole of the Midlands region. Now also headline sponsors of the West Midlands event, we can directly contribute to championing the best of the industry throughout the Midlands and be part of a true celebration of construction in the region.