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Door closers create safer homes

With fire safety high on the agenda, Dr Lloyd Blewett of Samuel Heath investigates the potential of door closers for social housing The tragic events of last year have, understandably, brought the fire safety spotlight on to the social housing... View Article

Consorts just the job for North View Housing

North View is a community controlled housing association located in the Windlaw area of Castlemilk, on the southernmost boundary of the city of Glasgow. The forward-thinking organisation aims to provide high quality housing at an affordable rent level whilst promoting... View Article

Sanifloor adds to versatility of project

River Clyde Homes is a ‘not for profit’ affordable housing provider that owns and manages over 5,800 homes in Scotland. A significant development completed on their behalf recently was the Barr St Gateway development of 41 homes in Port Glasgow.... View Article

New building services course being staged by BSRIA

BSRIA is delighted to be staging a new and exciting one day industry course: Building Services Explained – aimed at people who manage, operate, or maintain buildings. The focus is on delegate participation and will be “interactive”! The course will... View Article

Whistleblowers

The BBA is a well-known and respected certification body which, through its testing, inspection and approval activity, has been supporting innovation in the construction products industry for more than 50 years. Where anyone has concern about a BBA-certificated product or... View Article

The durability debate

Bob Andrew of Elfin Kitchens, discusses the importance of using durable materials in kitchen refurbishments and the benefits of thinking small A recent report by the charity Shelter revealed that tens of thousands of families are being forced to wait... View Article

The rise of the UK build-to-rent market

The UK’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) is going through a period of rapid change. A recovering UK economy and increasing interest by both UK and overseas large institutional investors are key elements in the recent expansion of the PRS. Rising... View Article

Local housing need remains ‘uncertain’ under revised NPPF

Uncertainty surrounds a major plank of the Government’s reform of planning policy and guidance following the publication yesterday of the revised NPPF, says the MD of a leading development consultancy. Tony Bateman, Managing Director of Pegasus Group, said: “The assessment... View Article

Best in class

Phil Windus from ACO Technologies, delves deeper into drainage channel load classes, and explains why you need to know your A 15’s from your B 125’s Given the country’s tendency to suffer from wet weather all year round, and the... View Article

Womble Bond Dickinson comments on the revised NPPF

The new revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPFF) was delivered and came into force on 24 July 2018. The Government’s response to the consultation on the revised framework notes that it has made a number of important changes in response... View Article
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