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Fact of the Week – 12th February 2018

The world’s largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to see the 322 galleries which house nearly three million works of... View Article

Don’t forget family-sized homes

A third of children in social housing and a quarter of children in private-rented accommodation live in overcrowded conditions. The London Assembly is concerned that without enough three and four-bedroom family-sized homes, the problem of overcrowding will get worse in... View Article

New Kinemagic model even more accessible

The Kinedo range of cubicles from Saniflo has been extended with an extra model in the Kinemagic range. The Kinemagic Serenity Plus is a high quality, all-in-one shower cubicle that has been designed to fit in exactly the same space... View Article

New vision announced for iconic Salford building

A bold new vision has been announced for an iconic apartment block in Salford. Housing association Salix Homes has been working alongside residents at Canon Green Court in Trinity to develop proposals to modernise the 1960s building. The eight-storey building... View Article

Kind hearted housing staff helping to beat homelessness

As more and more local authorities report rising homelessness across the country, housing professionals from Hanover Housing Association have been doing their bit to support people in their community and help send a message that no one should be without... View Article

Turning the threat of the invisible enemy into an opportunity

With the amount of supported housing in private hands increasing, Andrew Scott of Gauntlet Group reiterates the significance of checking and balancing for legionella According to the HCA Statistical Data Return, between 2015 and 2016 we witnessed the largest increase... View Article

ilke Homes CEO comments on Housing Implementation Taskforce meeting

Bjorn Conway, CEO, ilke Homes: “ilke Homes welcomes the news that the government’s Housing Implementation Taskforce met at Downing Street today. Homes England’s role is reinforced and there seems to be strengthening cross-Government commitment to dealing with the issues demonstrated by the... View Article

New dialogue launched into Ombudsman for housing

Ombudsman Services (OS) has today announced that it will withdraw from complaints handling in the property sector as it launches a major dialogue with consumers to help tackle an ‘imbalance in power’ in the housing sector. The not-for-profit organisation, which... View Article

Window revolution

Neil Puttock of Boavista Windows explores how material innovations can foster tangible benefits An American engineer and professor by the name of William Edwards Deming once said, “Innovation comes from the producer – not the customer.” This arguably rings true... View Article

Ringing in the New Year with new roles at LACE Housing

Two colleagues at Lincolnshire-based housing firm LACE Housing kicked off 2018 with two promotions to managerial positions. Agne Vaivadiene is now Support Team Leader at Olsen Court in Lincoln, while Tracey Warren oversees Brick Kiln Place in Grantham and Worth Court in... View Article

Framework Directive for energy-related products

In October 2009, the European Commission (EC) published a framework Directive for energy-related products, thereby extending the scope of application to products that use, generate, transfer and measure energy. This includes products under the previous scope (e.g. electrical appliances) as... View Article
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