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Electric log books loom for UK homes

Homeowners will publish electronic log books containing a detailed history of all maintenance and improvements before their house goes on the market, under industry plans unveiled this week. The proposals, released by the trade body for the conveyancing industry, will... View Article

Door closers enhance fire safety

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers deliver discreet, reliable automatic closing for fire doors in social housing situations. British designed and manufactured, Powermatic door closers are available in standard and free swing models, and meet all relevant fire and accessibility requirements.... View Article

Heat Network seminar accredited by CIBSE

With the introduction of a new UK Test Standard for HIU’s and advances in technology, the District Heating market is progressing rapidly. We have therefore updated our CIBSE accredited CPD seminar, to provide the opportunity to explore the topic in... View Article

A new dawn: Lambeth Borough Council

Lambeth Council delivered its first directly developed scheme in a decade – including the complex conversion of a heritage building into six social housing flats, writes Teodora Lyubomirova. At first sight, there’s nothing unusual at the corner of the busy... View Article

Low cost solution to slippery decking

Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe to comply with health and... View Article

Refurb to reinvigorate

Updating a bathroom is no easy undertaking, but Chris Tranter of Bristan offers advice on how to tick all the boxes. When it comes to refurbishing social housing, there are several considerations to bear in mind. While the updates should... View Article

Relieving the pressure

Stuart Pearce of GeoSmart Information explains how SuDS can help mitigate the flood risk. Improving the country’s resilience to flooding is driving the need for a new approach to managing surface water runoff. Existing drainage systems and sewers have a... View Article

A network of opportunities

District heating schemes have gained popularity across Europe, but the UK is still trailing in the adoption of this energy-efficient heating method. Louise Howlett of RA Brown explains the benefits. While district heating is widely adopted in Northern Europe, it... View Article

Ready for a climate change

A regeneration charity has gone the extra mile by climate-proofing the external spaces at several social housing estates. Hannah Baker reports. Scientists predict that climate change is likely to bring more extreme weather events to the UK, significantly increasing the... View Article

View from the top

Allan Frizzell of roofing specialists Topseal looks at how innovation in roof coverings has taken the hassle out of flat roof maintenance. Flat roofs have a long history in the UK, and their benefits in terms of affordability and ease... View Article

Locking crime out

Robust door-access control is key to a safer community. Tim Rogers of security specialists Key Management Systems reveals the options. In a world where population numbers are rising rapidly and social pressures change by the day, concerns over personal security... View Article
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