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Adrian Sunter of Terry Lifts discusses why it’s so cruial the UK’s housing stock is adapted to suit the needs of everyone and what options are available to housing associations On 5 November, a new coalition of housing organisations published... View Article

Unintended consequences

Penny Jones of Domus Ventilation looks at how improvements in the energy efficiency of dwellings has led to poor indoor air quality, and why mechanical ventilation is the way forward Over recent years we’ve done a good job of improving... View Article

Vent-Axia announced as six-times finalist at H&V News Awards

Market-leading ventilation expert Vent-Axia has shown its design leadership in tackling the problems of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in the home with three products being shortlisted in two categories each at the prestigious H&V News Awards. This impressive shortlisting... View Article

Adapt to the needs of ‘generation rent’

A Parliamentary report (*) is maintaining that landlords need to adapt, to take a share of the growing ‘Generation Rent’ sector. The adapting applies to their properties, creating environments that enable older tenants to live independently. Potentially they can do... View Article

Fife Council upgrades to Aico 3000 series smoke alarms

Long standing Aico customer, Fife Council has engaged in a rolling programme to upgrade all of its 32,000 properties with Aico 3000 Series Alarms. Fife Council is a leading light in fire safety in the social housing sector, being both an early adopter... View Article

Landlords – The 2020 deadline is looming

From April 2018, it became unlawful for landlords of privately rented properties (both domestic and non-domestic) in England and Wales to grant a new tenancy to a new or existing tenant on a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)... View Article

New Aico Product Selector arrives

Aico, the UK market leader in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, has launched Issue 10 of its highly popular Product Selector. The new version features the same ring bound format as the previous edition, for ease of use, and... View Article

C-TEC launches new BS 5839-6 domestic fire alarm kit

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched Hush ActiV, an innovative new BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm kit. Designed to increase the level of fire protection in flats, apartments and high-rise residential buildings, each kit contains everything you need to create a LD2 standalone conventional fire alarm system... View Article

Titon launches new Low Profile MEV

Titon has added the new CME3 Q Plus to its range of continuous mechanical extract units, developed to meet the requirements of System 3 in accordance with Part F of the Building Regulations. The combination of aesthetic smooth lines and impressive airflow makes... View Article

Introducing Blind Studio from Designer Contracts

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor – and renowned for its curtain and blind offering to the new build sector – has launched Blind Studio. Introduced to showcase the variety of blind designs and styles that the company can... View Article

A Stannah platform lift future-proofs a new home in Somerset

A first-hand experience by homeowners, Alan and Christine Wiseman Making your home accessible for as long as possible is becoming standard practice in the UK. It’s called future-proofing and it’s practical, efficient and affordable, which is why Alan and Christine... View Article