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New social housing brochure released by Envirovent

Now there is an even easier way to find out about the latest ventilation solutions for the social housing sector, as EnviroVent, one of the leading UK manufacturers of ventilation solutions to local authorities and housing associations, has launched a... View Article

Snickers LITEWork working clothes for summer

The innovative new fabric in these working clothes makes them a must for the summer months. A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. That’s why Snickers LITEWork garments can help you keep... View Article

No smoke without fire

Martyn Walley of Aico looks at the benefits of interconnecting domestic smoke alarms with third-party safety systems and how best to achieve this. Domestic smoke alarm systems used to be pretty much selfcontained affairs – you couldn’t add accessories to... View Article

Eliminating bad air

John Moss of EnviroVent looks at how housing providers can ensure a better level of indoor air quality in their residents’ homes. Dealing with issues caused by condensation and mould growth is a persistent problem for housing maintenance teams. As... View Article

Novus keeps housing standards high in south west

Thousands of people in the South West are enjoying a higher standard of housing, thanks to the strong partnership between Solon South West Housing Association and property maintenance specialist, Novus Property Solutions. Solon is an independent charitable housing association with... View Article

Slum student landlords, nightmare student tenants

Negligent landlords subjecting student tenants to terrible living conditions, and student tenants from hell leaving a trail of devastation behind; welcome to the dark underworld of student property renting. investigates the horror stories of slum landlords and nightmare tenants... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm K100 range expands

Kingspan Insulation has announced the launch of two new products to join their innovative new Kooltherm K100 Range, designed to deliver lower U-values with a minimal construction thickness. Kingspan Kooltherm K112 Framing Board and K107 Pitched Roof Board are the... View Article

The case for furnished tenancies

Prevalent in the PRS, furnished tenancies remain scarce in social housing despite millions of tenants facing poverty. Helen Campbell of FRC Group explains why landlords must change their ways. Furniture poverty is on the rise and thousands of families and... View Article

High voltage

While gas and fire safety requirements have become paramount across the PRS, the emphasis on electrical protection is yet to catch up. Phil Buckle, of charity Electrical Safety First, explains how this is changing. For almost 20 years, landlords have... View Article

Leaning on innovation

Effi Wolff of Balcony Systems Solutions offers essential safety and maintenance tips on balconies and advises on new cost-saving solutions. Around seven per cent of properties in the UK feature some kind of balcony, but for new developments in urban... View Article

Aico expands Training Facilities

Aico Ltd., one of the market leaders in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in the UK, has expanded and enhanced its training and support services for customers.  This includes two new Mobile Training & Demonstration Units plus an... View Article

Croydon launches new choice-based lettings scheme

Croydon Council is launching a choice-based lettings scheme to give those eligible for the housing register greater choice about where they live and the type of home that is suitable for them. The new Croydon Choice system, which goes live... View Article

Housing provider to help apprentices reach new heights

Housing provider Newark and Sherwood Homes launched its first apprentice scheme, Recruiting and Employing Apprentices Championing Housing Champions (REACH) this month, during the Future First Expo in Newark (4 May). The company has been working hard to create its own apprenticeship... View Article
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