Maintaining the integrity of fire rated walls

The integrity of a ‘Fire wall’ constructed from drylining can be lost as soon as an electrical box or other partial penetration is installed. Knowing how to address this in the design stage or perhaps more importantly, during upgrades to... View Article

The return of UKCW

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Demand for face-to-face events and networking is growing across the industry as the pandemic eases. In the light of this and Government publishing guidance on how major events can be held safely, the organisers of UKCW are... View Article

A Covid-secure Housing returns

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Housing 2021, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, returns to a Covid-secure Manchester Central from 7-9th September to tackle key issues including post-pandemic housing, and the climate crisis Housing 2021 is returning to Manchester Central in... View Article

Supreme court rejects challenge to UC ‘two-child limit’

Fears over rising rent arrears and increased eviction levels have followed the country’s highest court rejecting a challenge to the Government’s “two-child limit” for welfare payments. Dating from April 2017, the rule restricts child tax credit and Universal Credit to... View Article

Half a million more of us are renting

The latest research by nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed the areas which have seen the biggest swings toward renting when compared to homeownership in recent years. Sequre analysed data on dwellings across each area of England since... View Article

Tenants are most likely to feel at risk from fire

Social housing tenants are the group who most fear a fire breaking out at their home, although the vast majority of residents still feel safe in their homes according to the most recent English Housing Survey results. For the first... View Article

The private rented sector in figures

Nearly one in five households in England live in the private rented sector, making it the second largest tenure. Just over 4.4 million households live in the private rented sector in England, 19 per cent of all households. By comparison,... View Article

Social housing EHS main findings

There are 4 million households in the social rented sector. The sector is home to more vulnerable groups than other tenures, likely due to the way social housing is allocated on the basis of need. Over half, 54 per cent,... View Article

Building Safety Bill: mixed response from NHF

The long-awaited Building Safety Bill setting out the legislation for the new building safety regulatory regime to ensure the safety of people and their homes, has left lots of questions unanswered. The National Housing Federation welcomed the Bill, but has... View Article