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Novus seals refurbishment contract

National maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has once again joined forces with social housing provider The Guinness Partnership, to refresh the exterior of a block of... View Article

Three associations to merge

Three north east housing associations are set to merge into a 23,500-home landlord. Newcastle-based Isos Housing and group partner Cestrial Community Housing said they are finalising a merger with Stanley-based Derwentside... View Article

Council launches local energy company

An ambitious plan to secure north London’s energy future was given the green light by Enfield Council last week (Wednesday 25 January). The local authority has approved the £85m business... View Article

HCA issues C&C governance downgrade

The Homes and Communities Agency has downgraded Central & Cecil Housing Trust over its development programme and its exit from the residential care sector. C&C’s governance rating has been lowered... View Article

Rough sleeping in England soars

The number of rough sleepers in the streets of England has increased, a Government report has revealed. A total of 4,134 people were found to be sleeping rough across the country... View Article
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TME launches new MM2008 thermometer

The MM2008 thermometer from UK manufacturer, TME, helps landlords keep on top of essential water checks legally required to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Its built-in timer with one and two minute... View Article

High efficiency small circulators

European legislation has its friends and its enemies. Whatever the outcome of the forthcoming referendum on EU membership here in the UK, we have to get on with the idea... View Article

The Grundfos SCALA2 is second to none

GRUNDFOS SCALA2 is a new compact, variable speed, water booster pump that has been specifically designed and built to deliver perfect water pressure to wherever it is needed in the... View Article

Tarasafe Ultra H2O perfect for social housing!

Gerflor can offer certified social housing flooring solutions guaranteeing comfort and well-being, while meeting strict requirements in private or common living areas. Gerflor’s vinyl flooring products include different sets of... View Article

Retiring in style with Kingspan OPTIM-R

Residents at the Tennyson Wharf Care Home are enjoying seamless access to a recessed, marina facing roof terrace, thanks in part to the ultra-slim design of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony... View Article

Enhancing safety around the loo…

Using the bathroom, particularly going to the toilet, is one of the most dangerous places in the home. Making it safer by use of effective transfer assistive technology could reduce... View Article

‘Marvellous’ Job from Clos-O-Mat

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet... View Article

Door closer meets social housing needs

Samuel Heath is reporting increased interest from the social housing sector for its Powermatic concealed, controlled door closer thanks to ease of fitting and the safety, reliability and low maintenance... View Article

Snickers Classic Series 3 WorkTrousers

A classic to rely on with superb fit and functionality – whatever work you’re doing on site. Available in a choice of hard-wearing, but comfortable DuraTwill, Canvas+ or Rip-Stop fabrics... View Article

Getting more out of that FCU…

Wherever you need to fit a fused connection unit, or can upgrade an existing one, why not provide the added benefit of push-button energy-saving time control? Installation is easy, using... View Article
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