Extinguishing fire safety myths

Fire Safety has and always will be a well-documented subject, with various experts and regulatory bodies sharing key insights that save lives. Despite this, practical knowledge can sometimes be overshadowed by false information and myth. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK... View Article

Programme launches to prevent employee addiction crisis

e UK’s leading addiction treatment specialists UKAT have launched a new Addiction Awareness programme, aimed at helping those working in the Building & Construction trade across the country. The programme is set to support employers and employees as the Government... View Article

New social housing scheme in Lewisham given the go-ahead

The City of London Corporation has been given the green light to build 110 new social housing homes in the borough of Lewisham. On Thursday (27 August) Lewisham Council’s planning committee unanimously agreed the development on the land at Sydenham... View Article

Ceremony marks new council housing milestone

A topping-out ceremony was held on Thursday at a new 100% affordable block that will become council homes at council rents for 90 Croydon families when it is completed. Next spring, local people on the borough’s housing waiting list will... View Article

Governments homes funding looks disingenuous – CPRE

Commenting on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launching affordable homes funding, Tom Fyans, deputy chief executive of CPRE, the countryside charity, said: ‘While this funding seems impressive, it was announced in the Budget and doesn’t represent... View Article

Firestopping of Service Penetrations: A new best practice guide

To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit  organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service Penetrations. The aim of the guide... View Article

KMS appoint Steve Tickle

KMS has appointed Steve Tickle as National Sales Manager. With over 27 years experience in the security industry, predominantly access control Steve has held sales roles at regional, national and international levels over his career. He is experienced in large scale multinational commercial access... View Article

Rent arrears fear for landlords despite pandemic discounts

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has warned that despite almost half of landlords offering discounts to tenants affected by Covid-19, arrears are continuing to rise and could reach unsustainable levels unless government takes action to help tenants pay their rent.... View Article

Award success for town centre housing development

The development of the former White Lion pub in Stockport town centre has scooped a top gong at a regional awards ceremony. The joint entry from Stockport Council and Trafford Housing Trust took the top prize in the ‘Best Change... View Article

Radical planning reforms set to be unveiled

A people-focused planning system where land will be zoned as ripe for development, or renewal, is to be unveiled later this week. Housing secretary Robert Jenrick wrote in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph his reforms would offer a faster and simpler system... View Article