City’s new five-year Housing Strategy approved

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet recently approved a new five-year Housing Strategy for the city. Residents and stakeholders were consulted on the new strategy ‘Better Homes for All’, which sets out the council’s ambitions from 2019 to 2024. It outlines... View Article

Encasement acquires Pendock from Davidson Holdings

Peterborough based architectural and decorative casing solutions specialist, Encasement Ltd, has acquired Pendock as part of its strategy to expand into new market sectors, while increasing production capacity with the addition of Pendock’s UK based manufacturing facilities. Encasement was formed... View Article

Airtech launches new website packed with resources

Ventilation specialists, Airtech has launched its new website at www.airtechsolutions.co.uk. Offering a clean, fresh, simple and attractive design, the site is packed with useful free resources to provide registered providers, contractors, landlords, direct labour organisations and residents, solutions to overcome... View Article

LGiU response – Queen’s Speech

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “While we welcome the promises of further devolution to local government and a long awaited social care white paper in today’s Queen’s Speech, we will unfortunately have to add them to the long list... View Article

UK rents continuing to grow as housing market slows

HOMELET’s Rental Index figures for September 2019 have been released. The headlines from this month’s report are: The average rent in the UK is now £967, up by 2.5% on the same time last year When London is excluded, the average... View Article

Keeping dry…

By Ian Weakford, Sales & Marketing Director @ Hambleside Danelaw With the increasing unpredictability of British weather, particularly in winter, ensure you- and the properties you manage- stay dry. Extreme winters have challenged roofing product manufacturers to develop solutions to... View Article

New augmented reality app released

Stelrad has released a new App to help those specifying Stelrad radiators to envisage them in a real life setting. The augmented reality App is free and can be downloaded from your Apple and Android App store. Users will also... View Article

Keeping mould at bay

With the introduction of the ‘Fitness for Human Habitation Act of 2019’ landlords face increasing pressure in the fight against mould and blackspot growth in their properties. This problem increases during the Autumn and Winter months. Autumn arrives, now is... View Article

Whatever the job, Norbord has a wood panel for it!

Norbord’s Engineered wood panels product guide is the perfect companion for specifiers, architects and tradespeople. Whatever the project, they will be able to find a panel for it in the handy A5 booklet. The product guide contains all the information... View Article

Condensation and mould awareness workshops from EnviroVent

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, is offering Condensation and Mould Awareness free workshops to help housing associations and local authorities to be better equipped to deal with these issues. Through the workshops, EnviroVent aims to help social... View Article

CO and smoke alarms – separating fact from fiction

Although most people recognise the importance of smoke and CO alarms, some widespread myths have gained a foothold in consumer understanding of home safety. Adrian Keats at Honeywell’s home safety business debunks the common examples of misinformation that housing associations... View Article

Controlling influence

From sophisticated users who want the latest wifi controlled options, to elderly or vulnerable people who need the simplest of controls to cope with their system – its vital that there’s a full range of complexity available in today’s heating... View Article

Fire sprinkler systems – Cover your investment

Residential fire safety, particularly in multi-storey buildings and tower blocks is a key focus for housing associations and local authorities as the retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems now an essential part of a multi-million pound investment in fire protection upgrades.... View Article

Glidevale helps Aran Services to combat roofspace condensation

Insulation technicians from energy efficiency and property improvement firm Aran Services have been brushing up their skills in fitting Glidevale tile ventilators. Working with local authorities and housing associations across the UK to make homes more energy efficient, Aran is... View Article