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New affordable homes to be built in Macclesfield

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust will build six new affordable homes for rent on the former Hurdsfield Community Centre site. The community centre, which has been a dangerous and derelict eyesore since 2007, will be replaced with two three-bedroom houses and... View Article

Has the golden goose finished laying golden eggs?

With some private landlords leaving the sector, Patrick Mooney, news editor of Housing Management & Maintenance explores the issues. The housing phenomenon since the turn of the century has to be the rampant growth of the private rented sector, but... View Article

Lenders and brokers ‘too quiet’ over buy to let changes

Mortgage lenders and brokers have been too quiet over the Prudential Regulatory Authority’s (PRA) changes to buy to let lending, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). The NLA says that despite the significant regulatory changes to lending criteria and... View Article

Save lives, limit damage, protect property

Paul Hague of HSP Fire Protection provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about passive fire protection, and its place among the social and private rented sectors As every landlord, local authority or facilities management company will... View Article

Galliford Try take on two major city housing schemes

City of Wolverhampton Council has welcomed Galliford Try Partnerships as the new developer on two of its major housing regeneration sites in the city. The move comes after the leading UK construction group acquired the Tower and Fort Works site... View Article

Vent-Axia supports Clean Air Day 2018

Sussex-based Vent-Axia, a leading British ventilation manufacturer, is delighted to support Clean Air Day on 21 June 2018. The day is co-ordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan and aims to raise awareness of the risks of air pollution and the... View Article

Britain shows sign of adopting German housing model

Of the estimated 17 million renters in the UK, over two thirds (70 per cent or 12 million adults) have no plans to purchase a property, reveals new research by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business. The research shows Britain is... View Article

Aico launches first combined Heat & CO alarm

Aico has launched its first combined Heat & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm. The new Ei3028 from Aico, the UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide detection, is the company’s first ever mains powered Multi-Sensor Heat & CO Alarm. Unique to the new 3000 Series, it is a convenient,... View Article

Work begins on 207-bed student accommodation development in Dublin

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Property Group (“Crosslane”), is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on their 207-bed purpose-built student accommodation development on Carman’s Hall, Dublin. The project will be Crosslane’s first student scheme in the city and in... View Article

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
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Crisis planning

Sam Dewar of DPA Planning offers a planner’s perspective on the housing crisis Britain is unquestionably in the grip of a housing crisis, one of the worst in living memory. We face a chronic shortage of the decent type of... View Article
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