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This is the Evoco 10, the next generation 10kW small-scale wind turbine from Evoco Energy.
15 June 2011 | Market Intelligence
The promise of big returns from small scale energy production reported in last month's NSS has prompted readers to request more information about microgeneration of electricity using wind...
16 May 2011 | Market Intelligence
In the January issue of NSS, while reporting the changes to VAT, we said the Flat Rate Scheme percentages had been recalculated to reflect the new standard VAT rate of 20%. Readers have asked us for...
Alan Gayle.
16 May 2011 | Market Intelligence
Alan Gayle is a sales and marketing consultant specialising in the construction industry. In this column he offers advice on how to make an impact in the market. This time he suggests: You should get...
 
Generating interest: an array of photovoltaic cells on a warehouse roof.
16 May 2011 | Market Intelligence
Sustainability is increasingly occupying the minds of developers, architects and major contractors. Being able to offer a sustainable product is no longer a question of competitive advantage, it is...
A voltage power optimisation unit.
16 May 2011 | Market Intelligence
Whether it’s the cost of running delivery vehicles or the high prices paid to heat buildings and run energy sapping machinery, the stone industry is at the mercy of increases in fuel prices.As...
18 April 2011 | Market Intelligence
Companies across the UK are being reminded of important changes to Corporation Tax (CT) filing and payment, which come into effect next month.From April 2011, all Corporation Tax payments will have...
18 April 2011 | Market Intelligence
Traditionally built solid stone walls can be as much as three times better at keeping in the heat than is generally supposed, according to SPAB research.Normally, the heat efficiency of walls is...
Alan Gayle talks about marketing.
18 April 2011 | Market Intelligence
Alan Gayle is a sales and marketing consultant specialising in the construction industry. In this column he offers advice on how to make an impact in the market. This time he asks: Would you like a...
Alan Gayle offers you help with your marketing.
23 March 2011 | Market Intelligence
Alan Gayle is a sales and marketing consultant specialising in the construction industry. In this column he offers advice on how to make an impact in the market. This time he asks: Would you like a...
Figures for stone are among the encapsualted carbon data in the ICE report.
23 March 2011 | Market Intelligence
A new version of the Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) database produced by the University of Bath is promised this month (January).The database compares the environmental impacts of different...
23 March 2011 | Market Intelligence
Construction output grew 5% in the UK last year in spite of snow hitting output in both the first quarter and last quarter of the year. A fall in construction output of 3.3% in the final quarter of...
23 March 2011 | Market Intelligence
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched ‘Basic PAYE Tools’ to help employers run their payroll systems.The new on-line resource replaces HMRC’s popular Employer CD-ROM. It...
8 March 2011 | Market Intelligence
The reduced rate of VAT that applies to certain building work remains at 5% following the rise of the standard rate of VAT to 20% this month (January). Work that was previously zero-rated also...
20 January 2011 | Market Intelligence
Germans Deutscher Naturwerkstein-Verbands (DNV) of Würzburg, Germany, show that using natural stone rainscreen façades rather than glass can considerably reduce the environmental impact of a building...
Alan Gayle offers you help with your marketing.
20 January 2011 | Market Intelligence
Alan Gayle is a sales and marketing consultant specialising in the construction industry. In this column he offers advice on how to make an impact in the market. This time he looks at how the Bribery...

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