New membrane addresses airtightness and thermal bridging combined

The A. Proctor Group has launched a new wall membrane composite, which will improve airtightness levels whilst at the same time addresses the need to reduce thermal bridging, particularly in refurbishment projects. Wraptherm is a high-performance self-adhesive membrane composite specifically... View Article

Using data to boost building safety post-Grenfell

By Nicola Brown, Director of housing technology solutions provider ROCC In our lives, it seems we are inundated with a deluge of data. In housing, we have been conscious for some time now of Big Data sets, with software providers... View Article

Door closers create safer homes

With fire safety high on the agenda, Dr Lloyd Blewett of Samuel Heath investigates the potential of door closers for social housing The tragic events of last year have, understandably, brought the fire safety spotlight on to the social housing... View Article

Building more social homes is a no brainer

Bringing together sixteen commissioners from across the political spectrum, Shelter have released a report titled, ‘A vision for social housing’, which analyses the state of social housing across the country. The report reinforces the message that the entire housing sector... View Article

Three million new social homes key to solving housing crisis

A landmark report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing to many more people. After the Grenfell Tower fire, the charity brought together 16 independent commissioners... View Article

Crisis announced as L&Q’s new charity partner

Two of the UK’s largest housing bodies have joined forces for the first time to tackle homelessness. Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, has been announced as social housing provider L&Q’s charity partner for the next two years. L&Q... View Article

Intratone appoints new UK country manager

Intratone, one of Europe’s leading access control specialists, has appointed David Bell as its new UK Country Manager to head up the sales team, enhance brand awareness working together with the marketing department, and oversee the opening of its UK... View Article

Council joins London-wide group to improve temporary housing

Croydon Council has joined a London-wide initiative set up to strike better deals when finding temporary accommodation for homeless families. At its cabinet meeting last night (Monday), the council signed up to joining Capital Letters, a scheme where participating councils... View Article