Category: Miscellaneous

Is it Possible to Fail an EPC Survey?

The late, great John Wooden once said “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be”. There is perhaps no more appropriate quote to explain just how detrimental a bad EPC Rating can be. Wooden is correct in stating that failure isn’t fatal. In actual fact, you cannot fail an EPC survey, it is simply not possible.However, failure to change when a bad EPC Rating presents itself could very well be fatal; when an EPC survey is conducted on your property, an assessor will hand you a mark of between 1 and 100. Depending on your final mark, your...

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Glasgow, What’s your History?

As the second largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has had a long and prosperous history to become one of the busiest locations in the UK. A lot of this prosperity came from its involvement with the industrial revolution in the 1800s, where the steel and coal industries became its main source of income. Situated next to a port, Glasgow’s ship building trade also played a huge part in the revolution. 6th Century: The Beginning Glasgow was probably founded in the 6th century, although there is not exact documentation of this time. St. Mungo built a church on Glas Gu (green place), which became a settlement for fishermen. Eventually this settlement grew into a small town. 1100s St. Mungo’s church was converted into a cathedral in 1136 and, shortly after, the King gave Glasgow a charter, meaning that the townspeople were granted certain rights. Medieval Glasgow During the middle ages, Glasgow’s population grew to around 1,500 – a large settlement at that time. The city consisted of four main streets – difficult to imagine now! 1400s In 1457, the university was founded, attracting scholars across the country. Not long after that, Glasgow was made a royal burgh in 1454. 1600s By the 1600s, the population had grown to around 7,000. However, the plague saw the death of many. Despite this devastation, the city recovered and continue to grow over the...

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