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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 benefits to meet the wide-ranging needs of diverse social housing... View Article

Association ruled non-compliant over gas safety breaches

A housing association’s governance grading has been downgraded to G3 over gas safety failings, making it non-compliant with HCA requirements. Manningham Housing Association (MHA), whose grading had been under review since December, had failed to inform the regulator about health and... 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 & Terrace System. The 60-bed care home was constructed by... View Article

Novus campaign reaches target to improve 20K lives

Novus Property Solutions’ hugely successful Changing Lives initiative has met its ambitious target to improve and transform the lives of more than 20,000 people since it was launched at the start of 2015. The property maintenance specialist aimed to make... 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 plan for “energetik” to develop, own and operate a series... 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 the risk, and also help older people stay in their... 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 to G2 according to a regulatory judgement published today. The... 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 – a 16 per cent increase on 2015 (3,569), but this... View Article

Catalyst downgraded by HCA over staff misconduct

Catalyst Housing has been downgraded by the Homes and Communities Agency following management breaches. The regulator has lowered the 21,000-home association’s governance rating from G1 to G2 after the provider upheld allegations about staff misconduct and financial impropriety in its... View Article

PVC-U: A strong investment

Quality windows and doors must provide not only safety, but also comfort and adequate thermal performance. Andrew Reid of Profile 22 explores the solutions. Social landlords can get caught up in a perfect storm when looking to carry out maintenance... View Article

Landlord insurance explained

Renting out a property involves various safety and security risks so a flexible insurance policy is vital. Simply Business examines the options. A comprehensive landlord insurance policy can offer a peace of mind and help landlords protect their assets, while... View Article
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