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Risk and reward

Managing risk in the supply chain is something all businesses should be aware of and this is no different in social housing. Karl Jones of insurance specialists Kerry London looks at the best risk management strategies. From routine maintenance to... View Article

Vinyl accounting

Navjot Dhillon from Gerflor says the social housing sector is facing pressure to provide a diverse mix of properties for an ever-increasing range of tenants, but innovations in vinyl flooring can address those complex needs in a compliant and cost-effective... View Article

Design flexibility enables bathroom accessibility

As the need to make properties accessible grows with the UK’s ageing population, Ann Boardman of Saniflo UK explains the flexible design options that are available for installing an efficient yet stylish downstairs bathroom. It’s well documented that the UK... View Article

Safe in the knowledge with automated connectivity

Dan Hirst, fire, security and access expert at leading electrical wholesaler YESSS Electrical, looks at the latest home automation technology and product innovations on the market to deliver safety for occupiers and compliance with the latest legislation. In October 2015,... View Article

Hot topic: fires for all properties

Fires remain at the heart of the British home, but with so much choice, including fuel type and product choice, before you even consider the design, it can be difficult for housing providers to know where to start. Richard Beaman,... View Article

Tackling the elephant in the room with district heating

Paul Sands of Stokvis Energy Systems reflects on the reasons social housing landlords are returning to the use of centralised heating systems. 2015 was the year that our social housing sector ‘rediscovered’ an appetite for district heating after decades of... View Article

Levelling the playing field

Adrian Pargeter, head of technical and product development at Kingspan Insulation Limited, says that thinner insulation can enable effective design of balconies or terraces for a wide range of properties. The 2015 Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report from the Department... View Article

Furnished with efficiency

James Quinn, sales and marketing manager of Fusion Furniture Solutions, discusses the best way to tackle the mammoth task of furnishing your property. Once you have acquired a property and undertaken your refurbishment, there is the ‘small’ task of furnishing... View Article

Celebrating 100 years of Housing

Housing 2016 is Europe’s largest housing event. From 28-30 June, housing professionals from across the UK and beyond will converge on Manchester for three jam-packed days covering all things housing. Falling just days after the EU referendum, there’ll be a... View Article

Effective access control: shared buildings

Neil Thomas, national sales manager at Videx – who has been providing door entry and access control systems to housing associations for almost 30 years ­– addresses the key issues that need to be considered when choosing door entry systems... View Article

Easy does it…

Clarissa Youden, associate director of Total Home Environment discusses how you can reduce building maintenance and fuel poverty, while offering dramatic health benefits So you’ve got old housing stock, with complaints of mould, condensation and high heating bills. While a... View Article

Improve your property with skylights

Sunsquare is a designer and manufacturer of bespoke skylights to be awarded a BSI Kitemark in the industry. As an expert in his field, MD of the company Justin Seldis talks through the legislation concerning installation for landlords Property maintenance... View Article

Maintaining aluminium guttering

Martyn Reed, the technical director of ARP Ltd in Leicester is keen to discuss the benefits that aluminium can offer as a rainwater and roofline solution With the government looking to deliver a strategy of building affordable housing, improving the... View Article

Achieving outstanding maintenance delivery

Repairs and maintenance are high on the agenda for discussion among the majority of housing association management teams. This is a consequence of the rent reduction scheme, the further threat to on-going income from the loss of properties under the... View Article

Sealing your EWI system efficiently

Peter Thompson, general manager UK of ISO-Chemie, explains the best practice and products for sealing External Wall Insulation It is an increasing trend for local authorities, housing associations, developers and landlords to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings and... View Article

The challenge of an ageing population

Dr David Usher, of InterAction of Bath, looks at the greatest challenge facing the housing, management and maintenance market for 45 years Although three years have passed since the end of the default retirement age of 65, more than a... View Article

NCH creates community garden with St Ann’s tenants

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has this week been working alongside a team of St Ann’s tenants to begin planting up a brand new community garden, created for them as part of NCH’s Decent Neighbourhoods programme. The team at NCH has been... View Article
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