Minibems fits the bill

Complimenting their heat network technology and services, Minibems offer metering and billing solutions that are designed for easy integration in existing or new build developments, while also providing synergy with their heat network performance system. Offering the ultimate in flexibility,... View Article

Major Scottish housing development benefits from Sto insulation solution

A major residential refurbishment project in Glasgow has highlighted Sto’s ability to provide a fully integrated insulation and render solution for major projects. The company’s high-quality StoTherm Mineral external wall insulation and StoLotusan render have been used on three large 1960s apartment blocks which... View Article

Be the catalyst for change

Futurebuild 2020 is heading to the London Excel in March this year, aiming to unite construction professionals across the sector to create real change From recent demonstrations to Government declarations, according to the event organisers at Futurebuild 2020, the message... View Article

Connecting the dots

Listen here. Rupert Kazlauciunas of Zehnder Group UK discusses how technology such as AI assisted ventilation can tackle some of the housing sector’s chronic issues What connects net zero targets, smart devices, social housing, the UK’s housing crisis and healthy... View Article

Be proactive about gas safety

Listen here. Bob Kerr of the Gas Safe Register reminds readers of the legal requirements associated with gas installation and maintenance, and highlights contractor management in the housing sector as vitally important to ensuring registration, competence and monitoring Among the... View Article

Reducing costly repeat drainage issues

Listen here. Chris Nelson of Metro Rod discusses the importance of efficient maintenance of drainage to reduce costly repeat visits Blocked drains are a common issue in housing, and can lead to significant costs for providers and local authorities –... View Article

Flat roof refurbishment: why choose liquids?

Listen here. Victoria Ramwell of Kemper System discusses the key considerations of flat roof refurbishment in housing projects The refurbishment of any housing complex requires adequate planning to ensure budget and time constraints are adhered to – not to mention... View Article

Birmingham will require planning permission for small HMOs

A citywide direction on houses in multiple occupation is being introduced by Birmingham City Council from June 2020, giving the council greater control over the conversion of residential properties in the city. The Article 4 direction will mean that planning... View Article

Tenant found guilty of attempted Right to Buy fraud

A council tenant has received a 20 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, for fraudulently attempting to purchase a three bedroom house with a £80,900 discount. Debbie Mclean, 54, from Hove, was prosecuted by Lewes District Council after claiming... View Article

Landlords demand a speeding up of court processes

Courts across the country are struggling to cope with the volume of property repossession cases they are hearing, with private landlords warning this could reduce the supply of homes available for rent in the future. The delays are worse in... View Article