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Kingspan provides premium solution for community housing

Residents of two community housing blocks in Ashton-under-Lyne are enjoying the benefits of a more energy efficient home, thanks to a major insulation retrofit featuring the premium performance of Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board. After experiencing issues with the... View Article

Uponor supply HIUs to McCarthy & Stone developments

Uponor has supplied custom-specified heat interface units (HIU) for two retirement living developments in Southsea, Hampshire, and St Albans, Hertfordshire, as part of a solution jointly developed by McCarthy & Stone, the plumbing contractor and Uponor. Designed, specified and installed... 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

Planning approved for new council house development

City of Wolverhampton Council has been granted planning permission to build 43 new affordable council homes in Heath Town. The development on land off Burton Crescent and derelict land adjacent to St Stephen’s Church, will see a mixture of properties... View Article

Senior gives Chester students rooms with a view

A new student accommodation scheme in Chester is making the most of its picturesque canalside location thanks to an attractive glazing package from Senior Architectural Systems. Taking inspiration from its location next to Chester’s famous Shropshire Union Canal, The Towpath... View Article

Novus delivers first class refurbishment for freshers

Novus Property Solutions has refurbished more than 140 bedrooms at a Glasgow university hall of residence over just three weeks. Glasgow Caledonian University, which attracts more than 20,000 students from over 100 countries, boasts a modern, well-equipped campus at the... View Article

Something in the air….

As standalone heating options, air source heat pumps offer cost effective, energy efficient, low maintenance heating. It’s no surprise that these benefits have seen them increasingly used in social housing developments, and as replacement heating systems in refurbishment projects. The... View Article

Aico AudioLINK data extraction seals the deal for Calico Homes

Calico Homes in Lancashire has changed its Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm specification to Aico Ei208 Lithium battery powered CO Alarms with AudioLINK data extraction technology. A registered charity, Calico Homes provides accommodation for families and older people, plus supported housing and services for homeless people, across Lancashire.  Calico has been fitting Aico Smoke... View Article

Stokvis reliability wins repeat work with social housing specialist

A developer specialising in the conversion of existing commercial properties into apartment buildings for social housing providers is placing repeat orders with Stokvis Energy Systems for a range of heating and hot water solutions having been impressed by the company’s quality, reliability... View Article

Virtus Consult shares knowledge after NHS energy efficiency project

Leading multi-disciplinary real estate consultancy Virtus Consult, has completed a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Oxford Brookes University to refine and promote a holistic methodology for enhancing energy performance in existing buildings. The partnership followed a major energy efficiency... View Article
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