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Notting Hill and Genesis to merge

Notting Hill Housing and Genesis Housing Association are set to merge after the boards of both organisations reached an agreement on Wednesday (19 July). The new landlord, Notting Hill Genesis, will serve a total of 170,000 residents and be the largest... View Article

H&F Council announces £20million Fire Safety Plus package

Sprinklers in high-rise blocks free replacements for faulty appliances safety checks for every home restoring concierge staff higher-standard fire assessments – these are all part of a £20million package of Fire Safety Plus measures being launched by Hammersmith & Fulham... View Article

The future of wood

The UK’s largest independent timber and panel products distributor James Latham, now offers the next generation of timber and panel products through all nine of its nationwide panel depots with both Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya® Extreme. Accoya® Sourced from fast growing... View Article

Allthingsflooring.com: The Go-To Site for Flooring Fanatics

All Things Flooring is a quirky, new, online hub for B2B decision makers, currently attracting a lot of interest in the world of flooring. The lively, interactive site is the one-stop-shop for flooring advice, news, ideas and inspiration from industry leaders across the globe. Managed... View Article

Council to invest £10m in fire safety upgrades

A London council has announced a major roll-out of fire safety works to its housing stock in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Brent Council voted to invest £10m into fire protection systems such a sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire alarms... View Article
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Building regulations to be reviewed – BBC

A major review of building regulations is being prepared by the Government in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, according to the BBC. In an exclusive report, the national broadcaster revealed civil servants had been ‘shocked’ by how rules... View Article

Tread lightly

Robust floors are essential for tenant safety. Barry Eagle of GripClad offers advice on picking the right type of flooring for high-traffic areas. Private landlords and housing associations are responsible for the welfare of their tenants, and so it is... View Article

Affordable homes to be delivered on former private housing site

A north London site originally planned for private housing will instead provide 56 affordable homes. The scheme, Kingwood Nurseries in Enfield, will be delivered instead of a 56-unit private residential project that never materialised and comprised just eight affordable homes. Andrew... View Article

Attention to fire doors

Patrick Dean of fire door manufacturer Door-Stop highlights the key points landlords need to consider when choosing fire doors for a rental property. Fire doors are an essential element in the passive fire protection of buildings. Put into context, people... 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

Patrick Symington joins Stonewater board

Former First Wessex Finance, Governance and ICT Director Patrick Symington has joined the Board of social housing provider Stonewater as a new non-executive director and Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee. He will have responsibility for overseeing and reporting to... View Article

Council leader welcomes investment in sprinkler systems

North Lincolnshire Council held a Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel meeting last night, Thursday 29 June, to discuss the safety of high rise tower blocks in North Lincolnshire. The housing provider, Ongo (responsible for social housing in North Lincolnshire including... View Article
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