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Croydon Lettings saves taxpayers thousands

A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords. The council... View Article

Raising the bar with fire and CO alarms

Wide ranging new requirements recently confirmed by the Scottish Government call for a consistently high level of smoke, heat and CO alarm provision to be applied across all housing, and... View Article

Fit for purpose

Ian Napier of Switchee explains why the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill is important for those managing private and social housing On 20 December last year – the Homes (Fitness... View Article

Safety matters

What does safety really mean when it comes to heating appliances in the home? Christian Hadley of Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation examines the real value of safety testing, the... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Wendy Thomas of Nuaire discusses the importance of filtering the air in existing homes, particularly when the occupants are some of society’s most vulnerable The Chief Medical Officer’s 2017 report,... View Article

Two Welsh HAs get extra scrutiny

The Welsh Government has increased its scrutiny of two social landlords amid concerns over their governance and financial viability. One of the housing associations is in the process of merging... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Stelrad at Housing 2019

Stelrad Radiators is at Housing 2019 exhibiting its wide range of radiators that make it the ideal ‘one stop shop’ for all things radiators at the show. As well as... View Article

Passivhaus estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich. Rayne Park is the first development by Norwich Regeneration... View Article

BLANCO UK appoints new Sales Executive

BLANCO UK has appointed a new Sales Executive, Matthew Clatworthy, for the Oxford, Reading, Slough, Swindon, Stoke and Telford areas. Matthew joins the BLANCO team with plenty of experience in... View Article

ENVIROVENT CELEBRATES WINNING LEADING INDUSTRY AWARD

EnviroVent, the Harrogate-based manufacturer of ventilation solutions, is celebrating winning ‘Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year’ at the 25thannual H&V News Awards for its innovative ATMOS® system. ATMOS® is the first ever... View Article

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in the UK

Construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating 25 years in the UK, helping people build safer, stronger homes and structures. Simpson launched its European operations from well-established beginnings in America,... View Article

Fire sprinkler systems – Cover your investment

By Martin Taylor, Managing Director with decorative casings specialist, Encasement. Residential fire safety, particularly in multi-storey buildings and tower blocks is a key focus for housing associations and local authorities... View Article

ESi – heating controls for all homes

ESi offers a range of programmers that enables the installer to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations, providing separate timed heating control for living and sleeping zones in... View Article

Creating a community with Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels have provided an offsite wall solution for a unique school and leisure campus in Littleport, helping the project to achieve excellent thermal performance within a tight... View Article

Vectaire’s Microbox 125/2DC chosen

Vectaire’s Microbox 125/2DC was chosen to ventilate St Peter’s House and Admiral’s House in Kents Road, Torquay. This prestigious development converting two listed buildings into apartments needed discreet, but effective... View Article
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