Huge demand for household adaptations revealed

Around 1.9 million households in England had one or more people with a health condition that required adaptations to their home, according to the latest English Homes Survey findings. In 2019/20, 8 per cent of all households in England (1.9... View Article

Multi-Occupancy and The New Age of Fire Safety

The demand to assess and successfully manage fire safety within high-rise residential buildings has never been greater. And with 2021 introducing reformed regulations, how is this new age of fire safety shaping up? For multi-occupied residential buildings, fire safety responsibility... View Article

What will tenants seek post-Covid?

Stuart Nicholson of Marley explores new research on the way Covid experiences have altered the views of social housing residents when it comes to their homes and the surrounding area The Government has clearly pinpointed the nation’s housing stock as... View Article

Stamping out fire door neglect

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Fire door specification is one of the most crucial decisions landlords and housing providers can make, with the technology forming an essential part of a building’s passive fire protection system. Jack Wooler spoke to Helen Hewitt of... View Article

A holistic approach to heat loss mitigation

Paddy Leighton of Huntsman Building Solutions-Icynene explains why minimising air leakage must go hand in hand with better insulation Better insulation of domestic households is seen as one of the most important ways of reducing carbon emissions and slowing the... View Article

What is PAS 2035?

Richard Jenkins of Nuaire explains what PAS 2035 is, and how local housing authorities can improve their ventilation strategies PAS 2035 is the latest publicly available specification for low-energy domestic retrofit from the British Standards Institution (BSI). It provides the... View Article

Proven renewable heating options…from LG

When looking at replacement heating systems, renewable systems are becoming ever more popular with installers, specifiers and with landlords especially social landlords. The advent of air to water heat pumps as viable alternatives to the traditional boiler driven systems is... View Article

Leading Shropshire business Aico Ltd proudly supports lifesavers

Oswestry-based Aico Ltd., a leading local company which pioneers fire protection products, is bolstering its lifesaving business mission by supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Neal Hooper, Aico Ltd.’s managing director, has recently joined the Board of Trustees at Midlands Air... View Article

Hassle free showers that look good too!

Cost-effective and highly functional bathrooms don’t have to look ugly – thanks to AKW’s Beautiful Showering collection safe showering never looked so good! Looking for stylish bathroom showering solutions that offer choice and peace of mind, yet are durable and... View Article

The need for better data to get to zero carbon

There’s a consensus that if the UK is to meet our overall carbon reduction target – to net zero by 2050 – we must tackle the housing stock. The UK’s building stock of 29 million homes needs to be nearly... View Article

The importance of fire door traceability

Fire doors play a critical role in passive fire protection, helping to save lives and protect property by buying time for firefighters to arrive in the event of a fire. But fire doors that are not properly specified, installed or... View Article

Security and safety with Steel Window Fittings

Steel Window Association (SWA) member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF) specialises in providing quality, design-led fittings for steel window frames. A recent innovation to answer questions of aesthetics, security and longevity is a range of multipoint locking handles. The multipoint locking range is currently... View Article

What to look for in a fire door supplier

Choosing the right fire door supplier is important as out of all building fire safety measures in place, fire doors are among the most visible and frequently used. Ensuring fire door compliance is vitally important in not only ensuring the... View Article