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Lessons for landlords: Fire and carbon monoxide safety

James King of FireAngel shares his top tips with private and social housing landlords on installing the most appropriate levels of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) protection throughout rental properties. Recent National Housing Federation research has shown that housing associations... View Article

Tips to prevent property damage this winter

While we may be able to protect ourselves from the freezing, winter temperatures by wrapping up, our properties are not so lucky. Winter is often the peak season for buildings to experience damage. The best way to ensure that your... View Article

From the floor up…

Richard Sutton of Horbury Property Services considers the options available when refurbishing floors in housing Choosing flooring for an apartment block or housing project is a decision that should not be taken lightly. If the properties and performance of the... View Article

The top 10 things all renters need to know

ARLA Propertymark offers its top 10 tips that all renters should be aware of Whether it’s your first time renting or you are an experienced tenant, renting a property can present challenges for anyone if you’re unprepared. From losing your... View Article

How to clean parts

From Wine for Dummies to Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies, there’s now a step-by-step guide to everything. However, it seems there’s a gap in the market. Many companies are still not cleaning parts effectively or efficiently and there’s no... View Article

The social housing self-service revolution

Peter Graddon, director of Omfax Systems, providers of Keyfax, dynamic scripting solutions for the social housing sector. Customer service in social housing is undergoing a dramatic digital transformation, with the growth of multi-channel contact centres and online self-service tools, which... View Article

Construction product manufacturers pessimistic of growth

The CPA’s State of Trade Survey for 2017 Q2 reveals that UK construction product manufacturers experienced growth in sales and activity for the 17th consecutive quarter, but higher input costs and rising uncertainty has dampened manufacturers’ views for the near-term... View Article

Tories right to back social housing, says luxury housing chief

The developer behind a one of Britain’s most valuable housing schemes has welcomed Theresa May’s plans to prioritise social housing but warned against repeating Margaret Thatcher’s mistakes. Great Marlborough Estates (GME) co-founder Dean Clifford said it was about time politicians... View Article

A step towards electrical safety in the PRS

Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses NAPIT’s new Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary (EISRS) document and how it can help NAPIT inspectors and their customers. With the Government facing increasing pressure to improve electrical safety in the... View Article
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