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Purfleet’s £1 billion regeneration advances

Today it has been announced that Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (“PCRL”) have, following extensive consultation and with the support of the local community in Purfleet, submitted an application for outline planning permission for their £1 billion regeneration scheme for Purfleet... View Article

Hackitt Review to reform Building Regs backed by FMB

The initial findings of the Hackitt Review offer a positive step forward to address a multitude of failings within the construction industry and among its regulators, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said:... View Article

Shelter comment: Grenfell six months on

Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter, said: “Six months on from the horror of Grenfell and there is still much to be done to aid the survivors and to ensure that nothing like it can ever happen again. “We have seen... View Article
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Fighting fuel poverty from the ground-up

Sébastien Reed investigates alternatives to resolving the problem of replacing inefficient and ineffective heating systems in an age of rising energy costs With British Gas announcing a 12.5 per cent increase in their electricity prices due to affect more than... View Article

The London Plan – BLP Insurance responds to housing proposals

Following today’s publication of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan, Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP Insurance, comments on the key developments which could mark a real step change in addressing London’s housing crisis: “The scope and level of support... View Article

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
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