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Heating: Low quality Wales homes ‘pumping money out of door’

7 March 2022

Poor quality homes in Wales are “pumping money out of the door”, according to a government adviser.

The country’s old and inefficient houses are among the worst in western Europe. It means householders are spending far more on bills than they need to, and causing more harm to the planet. The Welsh government said it had invested £150m for renewable energy and digital technology to decarbonise social homes.

Through the initiative, it aims to promote how small changes such as insulating walls, draught excluders and monitoring electricity use can save money and reduce emissions.

Cardiff pupils to receive new children’s book promoting careers in the construction industry

14 October 2020

Primary school pupils in Cardiff are among the first to receive a unique new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in the construction industry.

Key Stage 2 pupils from Howardian Primary School will receive a free copy of What Do … Construction Workers Do? By Emma Juhasz. The new book aims to increase diversity in the sector by supporting learning and providing a more accurate illustration of the wide-ranging jobs available in construction.

School Report

9 February 2018

The Cardiff Living team has established a close relationship with the two schools that sit within the catchment areas for both Captain’s View and Silvervale Park. Oakfield and Meadowlane primary schools have taken part in on-site and off-site activities and continued collaboration with both is vital to our ongoing community engagement in the local area. […]

Supporting Social Enterprise

9 February 2018

A key part of Wates’ approach is a focus on developing relationships with Social Enterprises (SE’s). SE’s are organisations that use their commercial activities to maximise social value within their communities. We believe that by supporting SE’s we get the benefit of access to local goods and services whilst also making a direct contribution to […]

Reshaping Tomorrow Week

9 February 2018

This coming June, employees from throughout the Wates Group will take part in the company’s annual Reshaping Tomorrow Week, which coincides every year with National Volunteers’ Week. Last year, a total of 1,235 volunteers – roughly a third of the entire workforce – worked a combined total of 7,509 hours across the country, working with […]

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