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Unique housing initiative begins in Gateshead

Construction of 62 new affordable homes – including 20 for Gateshead’s Jewish community – is underway. The Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP) is using finance created from the sale of around 50 houses... View Article

Powering up the future of EV charging

As the UK prepares for a net zero future, and Part S of the Building Regulations homes in on electric vehicles (EVs), housebuilders are grappling with the various practical issues... View Article

Key requirements for wayfinding

LISTEN HERE Danny Adamson from Stocksigns Ltd discusses some of the new regulations regarding wayfinding signage following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and the implementation of The Fire Safety (England) Regulations... View Article

The need for closure

LISTEN HERE Rob Adams from Arrone, shares best practice guidance for making sure door closers within student halls of residence comply with the latest safety standards Door closers play an... View Article

Pump up the heat

One area with huge potential for decarbonisation is heating and hot water. While this issue must be tackled in all buildings, there is a huge opportunity for housing associations specifically... View Article

Facing up to mould & damp

LISTEN HERE Wendy Thomas at Nuaire discusses the changes to regulations that social housing providers need to be aware of when addressing mould and damp and looks at different retrofit... View Article

Opening the door to complete compliance

Marcus Parnham from Profab Access, discusses the importance of bi-directional testing as one of the main considerations that social landlords should address when updating riser doors to ensure compliance with... View Article

Smart roof specification

LISTEN HERE Local authorities can better support social housing tenants through smart and well-timed roofing specification choices, as Stuart Nicholson from Marley explains Over the past year, and for several... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

A ‘walk-in’ the park

When it comes to creating a walk-in shower or wetroom, bond it’s focus on helping the trade to work smarter delivers major time and hassle saving benefits. Kirstie Cooper, marketing... View Article

Arma metal pipe boxing – tough protection

When external pipework needs to be concealed and protected against the risk of accidental damage or vandalism, Arma metal pipe boxing provides a tough and versatile solution that also improves aesthetics and... View Article

Beauflor for Better Floors in Social Housing

Beauflor® manufactures affordable, durable and easy to maintain sheet vinyl floors that can help landlords, associations and other providers of social housing to ensure tenants benefit from the wellbeing advantages... View Article

60 Years In And It’s Just The Beginning

Fernox is celebrating its 60th year in 2024. As the world’s first chemical water treatment company, the last six decades has seen Fernox consistently lead the way in the heating industry –... View Article

Explore the Knowledge Programme – Futurebuild 2024

Register Now Gear up for Futurebuild 2024! We are thrilled to introduce the comprehensive Knowledge Programme designed to enrich your understanding of the industry’s latest trends, innovation, and sustainable practices. Explore the Knowledge... View Article

Condensation and black mould problems

‘My walls are damp’, ‘my ceiling is damp’ – there are not many Maintenance Managers, Housing Managers and Surveyors across the Country who have not heard this complaint from tenants... View Article

The quietest member of the West Fraser family

What is the best sound-reducing floorboard range on the market? CaberAcoustic from West Fraser is a highly versatile, effective and economical sound-reducing flooring solution. Reducing both impact and airborne transmitted... View Article

Maintaining thermal efficiency around pipework

Dean Heathfield, Commercial Director of Talon, explains how pipe seals and grommets can help housebuilders and developers maintain the thermal efficiency around pipework penetrations and comply with Part L of the... View Article

Boxing clever with West Fraser donation

West Fraser Europe has donated £600 to support a local boxing gym which provides training and workouts for members of all ages. The Doghouse Boxing Club, located in Stirling near the... View Article
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