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Modern and stylish adaptive bathrooms

When it comes to refurbishing housing stock with fully adaptive bathrooms, many landlords, housing associations and local authorities think high-end aesthetics are simply not cost-effective. An evolving market is now challenging that view more than ever. Peter Melia, UK business... View Article

New rules for smoke alarms

New government regulations demanding smoke alarms and, in some instances, carbon monoxide alarms in privately rented homes add to a confusing mix of requirements, leading alarm manufacturer Kidde explains. With occupants at least four times more likely to die in... View Article

Buying into biomass

As a sustainable low-carbon technology, biomass has become an increasingly popular option for housing associations. What’s more, registered landlords who have installed biomass have seen a reduction in fuel bills for their tenants, making it even more attractive – particularly... View Article

Selecting the right flooring for your housing

Designer Contracts MD, Peter Kelsey, offers his expert opinion on how to select the right contractor and the right flooring products for any social or private rented property The nature of social and private rental properties should be researched and... View Article

Landlords and Legionella – complying with the law

In April 2014 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines for prevention of Legionella were brought into law, requiring every landlord to undertake regular risk assessments for each of their tenanted properties, whether managed by themselves or an agent. Failure... View Article

Refurbished apartments are just what the doctor ordered

A former NHS clinic in Northumberland has been given a new lease of life after being converted into six high quality apartments by the county’s largest private residential landlord. Arch Homes has invested almost £600,000 in refurbishing Nomis House, located... View Article

Industry reacts to the General Election

netmagmedia looks at the comments throughout the industry in regards to the electoral vote. Rob Oliver, Chief Executive (Construction Equipment Association) – comments as the Election comes to a close: “I think the prospect of some continuity in Government policies... View Article

Budget 2015 response and comments part two

James Thompson, head of business rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on the announcement of 100% retention of the growth in Business Rates for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. “The 10 authorities making up the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have... View Article

BPF responds to the budget

Budget 2015: developers laud business rates retention as vital to solve infrastructure funding challenge and boost regeneration. Proposals that could see City regions retain 100% of their additional business rates revenue will prove vital in overcoming the UK’s infrastructure funding... View Article

Budget 2015 responses and comments

Experts across the industries leading companies have all had their say on the Government’s budget announcements for 2015. Michael O’Connor, partner, national head of infrastructure, projects and energy at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Connectivity between cities will be key to turning... View Article
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