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A new dawn: Lambeth Borough Council

Lambeth Council delivered its first directly developed scheme in a decade – including the complex conversion of a heritage building into six social housing flats, writes Teodora Lyubomirova. At first... View Article

Refurb to reinvigorate

Updating a bathroom is no easy undertaking, but Chris Tranter of Bristan offers advice on how to tick all the boxes. When it comes to refurbishing social housing, there are... View Article

Relieving the pressure

Stuart Pearce of GeoSmart Information explains how SuDS can help mitigate the flood risk. Improving the country’s resilience to flooding is driving the need for a new approach to managing... View Article

A network of opportunities

District heating schemes have gained popularity across Europe, but the UK is still trailing in the adoption of this energy-efficient heating method. Louise Howlett of RA Brown explains the benefits.... View Article

Ready for a climate change

A regeneration charity has gone the extra mile by climate-proofing the external spaces at several social housing estates. Hannah Baker reports. Scientists predict that climate change is likely to bring... View Article

View from the top

Allan Frizzell of roofing specialists Topseal looks at how innovation in roof coverings has taken the hassle out of flat roof maintenance. Flat roofs have a long history in the... View Article

Locking crime out

Robust door-access control is key to a safer community. Tim Rogers of security specialists Key Management Systems reveals the options. In a world where population numbers are rising rapidly and... View Article

Materials 2017: what’s inside?

Innovators in material specification highlight their influential ideas for the conference Influential individuals and featured speakers scheduled for the Materials 2017 conference have shared their seminar topics, which include major... View Article

March budget responses

In response to today’s Budget, Will Waller, Market Intelligence Lead at Arcadis, said: “Today’s budget is a function of the geopolitical ‘tight rope’ that Britain is about to walk for... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Heat Network seminar accredited by CIBSE

With the introduction of a new UK Test Standard for HIU’s and advances in technology, the District Heating market is progressing rapidly. We have therefore updated our CIBSE accredited CPD... View Article

Low cost solution to slippery decking

Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather... View Article

Door closers enhance fire safety

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers deliver discreet, reliable automatic closing for fire doors in social housing situations. British designed and manufactured, Powermatic door closers are available in standard and free... View Article

High efficiency small circulators

Pumps continue to be vital to everyone’s lives. Vast amounts of water, grey water and sewage need moving every minute of the day and on a micro scale, every heating... View Article

Safe to touch radiators…

LST radiators are key where there is a need for special heat emitters that are ideal for safety critical environments – especially those that need to meet NHS Guidance for... View Article

Cylinder thermostat from ESi

ESi has developed a unique electronic dual Cylinder Thermostat. It is a direct and economical replacement for traditional mechanical dual cylinder thermostats. It offers real safety and energy saving benefits... View Article

FSC® – who cares?

Since the Forest Stewardship Council was founded in the early 1990s, its ‘Chain of Custody’ certification process has become recognised globally as the primary standard for sustainable sourcing of timber.... View Article

Thinking outside the box

With the constant pressure on public sector budgets, Encasement’s Managing Director, Martin Taylor, believes local authorities should investigate modern and more cost effective methods of concealing boiler pipe work. As... View Article

Door closer meets social housing needs

Samuel Heath is reporting increased interest from the social housing sector for its Powermatic concealed, controlled door closer thanks to ease of fitting and the safety, reliability and low maintenance... View Article

TME launches new MM2008 thermometer

The MM2008 thermometer from UK manufacturer, TME, helps landlords keep on top of essential water checks legally required to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Its built-in timer with one and two minute... View Article
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