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Alok Sharma appointed as Housing Minister

Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, has been appointed as the new Housing and Planning Minister. Replacing Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in the snap election, Sharma will now fill the role of Minister of State for the Department... View Article

Government acquires 68 flats for Grenfell Tower victims

The Government has acquired 68 homes in a luxury residential development in south Kensington to rehouse some of the residents affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster. Communities secretary Sajid Javid announced all homes, a mix of one, two and three bedroom... View Article

Paragon conventional and balanced flue gas stoves

Paragon branded efficient, realistic high quality gas flame technology is now available in a freestanding stove design both for conventional and balanced flue systems. The new Paragon gas stove models are manufactured with heavy-duty, seam-welded steel bodies and doors in... View Article

Social housing providers told to carry out urgent cladding tests

Local authorities and housing associations across England have been asked to carry out urgent safety checks on their buildings’ cladding, a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) correspondence has revealed. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, Malanie Dawes CB,... View Article

Trade body releases acoustic awards shortlist

National trade body the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has unveiled the shortlist for its acclaimed Acoustic Awards programme. Promoting and recognising excellence among UK acoustic consultants, the awards celebrate 15 projects across five categories. They include ‘Architectural Acoustics: Commercial... View Article

CROMOCON meter measures LRV and Colour

CROMOCON sells the world’s only meter that measures the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of materials for the build and construction industry and colour matches paint references from 19 international colour libraries. The CROMOCON METER is a “must-have” clever, pocket-sized, affordable... View Article

Council plan for hundreds of affordable rented homes

Croydon households will get guaranteed cheaper rents in 340 properties if innovative council proposals for genuinely affordable homes are approved. Eligible borough residents would pay just 65 per cent of the typical private rent for 340 new properties being delivered... View Article

New Chief Executive announced for One Housing

One Housing is pleased to announce that Richard Hill will be joining the organisation as its new Chief Executive in September 2017. His appointment follows the departure of previous Chief Executive, Mick Sweeney, earlier this year. Richard was previously Chief... View Article

NFB: HBA welcomes new housing and planning minister

Theresa May has appointed Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, as minister of state for housing and planning. Mr Sharma is the third housing and planning minister in three years and succeeds Gavin Barwell, who was appointed as new chief... View Article
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