Don’t use illegal gas fitters, TrustMark and B&ES warn homeowners

Don’t let unregistered engineers work on your gas appliances – the risk is not worth it. This is the warning of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) and ‘find a tradesman’ initiative TrustMark this Gas Safety Week, with B&ES Chief Executive Roderick Pettigrew noting that OAPs are particularly vulnerable to this type of rogue…

Ofwat proposals should see water bills fall

Leaking pipes and other plumbing emergencies should be less of a heartache for consumers in the coming years, as utilities regulator Ofwat has issued draft proposals that could see water and wastewater bills fall in the immediate future. The plans will see the cost of these utilities decline by 5% in real terms from 2015…