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Get your conservatory ready for summer with Ploughcroft

Posted 26/05/2016

Summer is on its way, but are you and your home ready? Chances are you loved your conservatory at some stage, but like many others you’ve probably realised it gets too cold in winter, and too hot in summer. However, it doesn’t need to be like that, and we’ve got the...

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Simple ways to make your home more eco-friendly

Posted 20/05/2016

Making your home more eco-friendly doesn’t have to cost thousands, there are many things you can change that will make a huge difference to your bills, and help to reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. From changing your light bulbs, to taking shorter showers, we have put together...

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Simple ways to locate a leak in your roof

Posted 12/05/2016

Summer might be on its way, but beware of the rain it may bring with it. On average, May experiences up to 50mm of rainfall, and leaky roofs can become a problem because of this. Have you ever noticed water in your attic, or think you might have a leak? Finding the location isn’t always as...

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90 years of roofs

Posted 04/05/2016

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday in April. To mark this occasion, we thought we would take a look at the history of roofs and discover how they have adapted since the Queen was born! 1920-1940In the 1920’s – 1940’s flat roofs were extremely popular,...

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Ploughcroft eco-office open day – Friday 29th April

Posted 21/04/2016

We are excited to announce our open day next Friday (29th April, 2-4pm) to launch Whitehall Chambers, our new office complex providing cutting-edge eco-friendly workspaces for businesses in the region. Situated in the heart of Hipperholme, the seven office units, ranging from approximately 180...

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Ploughcroft completes restoration work on landmark Piece Hall bell tower

Posted 14/04/2016

We have completed a major restoration project on the iconic bell tower of the town’s historic Piece Hall, one of the final phases of the building’s long-awaited re-opening. Situated at the Piece Hall’s main Westgate entrance, the bell tower forms a focal point of the famous...

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Ploughcroft proud to support National Apprenticeship Week

Posted 18/03/2016

It’s National Apprentice Week! Running from March 14 – 18, the purpose of the Week is to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. University is no longer the only ‘next step’ after A-Levels and for those...

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Why renting an energy-efficient office is a good move for your business

Posted 10/03/2016

Here at Ploughcroft we really appreciate the importance of making a building energy efficient. However, that doesn’t just apply to domestic properties, and that’s why we’ve developed our very own energy efficient offices – available to let in Halifax right now. With...

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Benefits of an eco-loft conversion

Posted 22/02/2016

As we head towards Spring, homeowners everywhere start looking into home improvements. But where to start? With the garden, the spare room and the kitchen all competing for your attention, the choices are almost endless. However, if you’re looking for a genuine return on investment you...

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Do you want to turn your loft into an Eco Loft?

Posted 11/02/2016

Do you have an attic conversion or room in the roof? If you do, you could save over £500 a year in energy bills by installing Ploughcroft’s unique Eco-Roof™. Our research has revealed that up to 50% of a home’s heat is lost as a result of poorly insulated attics. This is...

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Ploughcroft partners with Vertex Access

Posted 01/02/2016

We’re excited to announce our unique partnership with Vertex Access, the Rotherham based drone specialists. The union will enable us to hone in on our work with heritage buildings specifically, making roof inspections safer and more cost effective, which is great news for Yorkshire based...

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The top 10 ways to save energy in the home

Posted 19/01/2016

With the January freeze taking its toll, it doesn’t mean your energy bills have to rise. We’ve come up with our top 10 ways to save energy in the home, that are FREE and will help to reduce your overall energy bill. 1. Never leave your lights on. This is an easy way to save energy,...

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Ploughcroft to beat the skills shortage

Posted 23/12/2015

We have a fantastic team of apprentices within the Ploughcroft workforce, and are proud to offer the UK’s first Eco-Roof apprenticeship scheme. Not only does it cover traditional roofing, it offers a wide range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient construction techniques, required to meet the...

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Spot roof damage early this winter and save yourself money in the long-run

Posted 22/12/2015

Roof damage is bad news. Failing to take action when something is wrong could end up costing you much more money in the long run. Here’s our top tips for keeping your roof in check, and knowing when something is amiss.Looking after your roof and knowing what to look out for when it comes to...

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Ploughcroft help with DIY SOS: Big Build

Posted 16/12/2015

Last year, the Ploughcroft team helped out on the popular BBC programme, DIY SOS: The Big Build. In February, the team travelled to Holmfirth in West Yorkshire and joined a large team of builders, plasterers, decorators, and local trades, to help transform the roof of Richard Ford’s...

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A Piece of History: Re-roofing a historical Halifax hall

Posted 15/12/2015

If you have visited Halifax recently, you may have noticed the renovation work taking place on the Halifax Piece Hall. Here at Ploughcroft we are proud to be working on such a unique and historical building, dating all the way back to 1779. The Grade I Listed building in the centre of Halifax...

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SmartMove sleep under the stars for the homeless

Posted 30/11/2015

Halifax homeless charity, SmartMove launched a unique fundraising event on Friday 13th November, where 70 people slept under the stars at the Shay Stadium to raise money for charity. We sponsored the ‘Under One Roof’ fundraiser, where each participant was asked to raise £100...

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10 Ways To Keep Your House Warm Over Winter

Posted 14/10/2015

To take the saying from a popular TV show – ‘Winter is Coming’. We’re sorry to be the ones to bring this up first, but in just a couple of weeks the clocks will roll back, it will be dark by 5pm and you’ll be scraping ice of your car windscreen. This combined with...

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A New Home for Ploughcroft

Posted 09/10/2015

We’re delighted to announce that Ploughcroft will soon have a new home! We’ll be moving into our new showroom, Yorkshire’s first Eco-roof Visitor Centre, in Whitehall Chambers in Hipperholme, Halifax on November 1st. Making big decisions on home improvements is no easy task,...

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