Grundfos are with you on the GO

With so many apps available nowadays, it can be hard to work out which ones are worth downloading. At Grundfos we have been working to make life easier for anyone who fits domestic and commercial circulators, and these apps are... View Article

EnviroVent releases new Atmos ventilation range

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, has revolutionised its Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) range and added a whole collection of new features and functionality to make it even more appealing for homeowners, self-builders, social housing providers and private... View Article

How a WC is helping one man get his privacy back

When electrician Kyle McAdam Whyte arranged to go out with friends four years ago, he little realised the consequences: it would involve him losing even his ability to go to the loo without help. The car in which he was... View Article

Futurebuild welcomes vision in 2019

Futurebuild is excited to partner with and welcome Vision to the 2019 event, to provide a London focused seminar programme alongside an unrivalled networking opportunity for architects, housebuilders and developers. The seminar programme on the show floor, curated by Vision,... View Article

From the world’s tallest to smallest homes

The conference streams at HOMES feature some of the UK’s leading residential developments. Here are eight of the best. 1. George Street modular towers: The sky is the limit Interest in modular built housing is growing but some housing providers continue to cite... View Article

Social sector league tables expected within two years

League tables for social landlords are expected to appear within two years and they will include housing associations, councils and ALMOs according to the sector’s regulator. The prospect of using tables to rank social landlords by their performance was included... View Article

HAs to scrap fixed-term tenancies

Housing Associations are turning their backs on fixed-term tenancies and returning to the previous regime of granting permanent tenancies to their residents. L&Q was the first major social landlord to make the decision, converting all of its existing 8,500 fixed-term... View Article

Council unveils drone service to survey roofs

A council-owned organisation is to start a new drone-based service by surveying the roofs of almost 8,000 local authority homes in the city of dreaming spires. Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is the service and delivery arm of Oxford City Council.... View Article

Landlords welcome rental housing standards review

The Government’s decision to review the safety standards expected of rental housing has been welcomed by the Residential Landlords Association. David Smith, Policy Director at the RLA, said: “We welcome the Government’s decision to review the safety standards around rented... View Article

Bill to give tenants more powers makes good progress

Tenants in both private and social housing are to get more powers to challenge their landlords over homes that are “unfit for human habitation” after a Private Member’s Bill won Government support. From next year tenants in England will be... View Article

HA boards alerted to sector’s reputational risks

After a turbluent year in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and with austerity measures still affecting rents, the social housing sector has been warned by its regulator that it is under greater scrutiny than ever before. In its... View Article

Fresh concerns raised about tower block safety

Concerns over the safety of hundreds of tower blocks housing an estimated 100,000 people have been raised by residents and construction experts, with warnings that the properties are at risk of collapse. In a report run by The Independent newspaper... View Article

Welsh regulator intervenes over ‘serious’ failures at HA

The Welsh Government is intervening at a medium sized housing association after it found evidence of “serious failures of governance.” Hendre requires regulatory intervention because a “significant risk has not been effectively managed”. It has also failed across a number... View Article