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ECA backs Government plans for low-carbon heat

Leading electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA broadly welcomes the government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy, which includes a scheme to help UK households install new, low-carbon heating systems. However,... View Article

Fire safety standards in flat roofing

Craig Smith, Business Development Director – Roofing for TN International, advises specifiers and building owners on the latest fire safety requirements. Fire safety has always been a priority in the... View Article

Major housing firm on reshuffle

Bjorn Howard, chief executive of housing association Aster Group, said: “This government’s ethos on housing has been consistent, despite a number of changes in personnel. While there are areas of... View Article

Cluttons reveals how frequent revaluation is to impact landlords

The Government’s latest business rates consultation (Fundamental review) proposes reforms that will effectively lock property owners out of the appeals process for their tenanted properties meaning ratepayers could face triple business rates. Strategic property consultancy Cluttons have looked at what the Fundamental Review proposals that have... View Article

The return of UKCW

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Demand for face-to-face events and networking is growing across the industry as the pandemic eases. In the light of this and Government publishing guidance on how major... View Article

A Covid-secure Housing returns

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Housing 2021, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, returns to a Covid-secure Manchester Central from 7-9th September to tackle key issues including post-pandemic housing, and the... View Article

Half a million more of us are renting

The latest research by nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed the areas which have seen the biggest swings toward renting when compared to homeownership in recent years. Sequre... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Aico receives a Royal visit

Aico were honoured to receive Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to their headquarters on Friday 8th October, in recognition of their impact as a prominent business in Shropshire. Her Royal... View Article

Visit Aico at Homes 2021

Aico, an Ei Company, are the European Market Leader in Home Life Safety, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality alarms, developed and manufactured in Ireland. All Aico alarms meet... View Article

Out with the old, in with the Ali VU

Whether helping to future-proof new build homes or improve the energy-efficiency of existing housing stock, Senior Architectural Systems’ slimline Ali VU aluminium windows have been specifically developed to offer exceptional... View Article

Safe and sound with Sika’s fire-resistant sealant

For passive fire protection with added peace of mind, Sika’s Sikacryl® -621 acrylic sealant combines exceptional fire-resistance with the added benefit of providing acoustic insulation. The phthalate-free Sikacryl-621 acrylic sealant... View Article

Doors fit for a new world!

Residents deserve unquestionable comfort and safety in the post pandemic era, as do the professionals responsible for providing it. Many things have changed over the past eighteen or more months... View Article

When is a fire door not a fire door?

Well, the simple answer is ‘when the door closer isn’t working’. If a door closer has been damaged by vandalism or tampering, the fire door will not perform the function... View Article

We cannot compromise on fire safety

Last month, Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, condemned the Building Safety Bill as ‘vitally flawed’.  He’s particularly worried the legislation, in its current form, makes... View Article
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