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Specifying the right life safety system

The issue of poor and unplanned maintenance for vital life safety fire and smoke control systems is a key concern, which also has potentially fatal consequences. In particular, there have been a number of recent reports where smoke control systems... View Article

Cavity Barriers protect against fire spread

According to Document B of the UK Building Regulations fire barriers must be installed in cavity areas that are vulnerable to the spread of fire. Using the correct passive fire cavity protection system within a building is crucial, in the... View Article

Designer Contracts supports Everest challenge

Designer Contracts, a large UK flooring contractor, is supporting a Mount Everest climb for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity. Damian Walters, chief executive of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), is to raise £100,000... View Article

Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence

Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence with: A year-long celebration to take place New timeline features never-before-seen images of the Stannah history 150 per cent match funding for all Stannah staff charity initiatives throughout 2017 2017: This year, Stannah,... View Article

FSC© matters

Since the Forest Stewardship Council was founded in the early 1990s, its ‘Chain of Custody’ certification process has become recognised globally as the primary standard for sourcing sustainable timber. Yet in spite of the UK government’s ‘Timber Procurement Policy’ guidance,... View Article

Four in 10 find estate agents ‘unethical’

The lettings agency sector has been dealt another blow after a survey of 2,000 Brits discovered two fifths of the respondents thought the marketplace was “ruthless and unethical”. The survey carried out by online lettings agency LetBritain also revealed over... View Article

Stelrad at Housing 2017

Find them on Stand G50. Stelrad Radiators, the UK’s leading manufacturer of radiators will once again be in attendance at the Housing 2017 Conference and Exhibition, the annual showcase of the Chartered Institute of Housing. This year’s event takes place... View Article

Thinking outside the box

With the constant pressure on public sector budgets, Encasement’s Managing Director, Martin Taylor, believes local authorities should investigate modern and more cost effective methods of concealing boiler pipe work. As heating system upgrade programmes in social housing aim to reduce... View Article

Effective heating controls

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central heating system. Heating controls manufacturer ESi says it makes huge sense to look more closely at the options. ESi offers a range of programmers from a simple one Channel... View Article

Materials 2017: 5 days to go

Speakers from across industry, academia, & more to drive conversation 5 days remain until Materials 2017 – the new conference and exhibition focused entirely on materials for architecture, construction, and design – makes its debut at the ILEC Conference Centre,... View Article

Sound environmental credentials from Swish

For Roofline and rainwater goods specialists, Swish Building Products, environmental responsibility goes hand in hand with efficient manufacture, supply and distribution. Housing Management and Maintenance takes a look. The basic design principles of UK housing stock have changed very little... View Article
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