HOMES 2018: ensuring a high quality standard of housing

HOMES 2018 is the premier event dedicated to the residential development, strategic asset management and procurement solutions. Housing sector professionals from housing associations, local authorities and the commercial sector will meet and discuss how to build more homes and ensure... View Article

Acoustic vinyl flooring solutions for housing

Kenny Miller of Gerflor argues that vinyl flooring is the right acoustic solution for the housing sector Unwanted sound can have a detrimental effect on people’s health and well-being especially when living where constant nuisance noise can be acute. In... View Article

Housing associations recognised as sustainability leaders

New Charter Homes and Aksa Homes, part of Jigsaw Homes Group have been awarded a gold rating for its environmental performance, after being assessed by a national environmental benchmarking group, SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow). The accreditation measures the... View Article

Aico alarm interface used in high risk fire safety systems

Fire safety start-up company Lite4Life has adopted Aico’s unique Ei414 Fire / Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Interface into its Multiwatch tower block fire safety system and AlightforLife Directional Way Finder Safety Light.  The Ei414 is being used to alert these systems in the event of an activation from Aico Fire... View Article

Challenging project shows Shelforce capabilities

When Birmingham City Council needed a company to design, supply and install energy efficient windows and doors for the refurbishment of seven high rise tower blocks they knew who to turn to for help. Shelforce have been providing high-quality products... View Article

Grundfos are with you on the GO

With so many apps available nowadays, it can be hard to work out which ones are worth downloading. At Grundfos we have been working to make life easier for anyone who fits domestic and commercial circulators, and these apps are... View Article

EnviroVent releases new Atmos ventilation range

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, has revolutionised its Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) range and added a whole collection of new features and functionality to make it even more appealing for homeowners, self-builders, social housing providers and private... View Article

How a WC is helping one man get his privacy back

When electrician Kyle McAdam Whyte arranged to go out with friends four years ago, he little realised the consequences: it would involve him losing even his ability to go to the loo without help. The car in which he was... View Article

Futurebuild welcomes vision in 2019

Futurebuild is excited to partner with and welcome Vision to the 2019 event, to provide a London focused seminar programme alongside an unrivalled networking opportunity for architects, housebuilders and developers. The seminar programme on the show floor, curated by Vision,... View Article

From the world’s tallest to smallest homes

The conference streams at HOMES feature some of the UK’s leading residential developments. Here are eight of the best. 1. George Street modular towers: The sky is the limit Interest in modular built housing is growing but some housing providers continue to cite... View Article

Social sector league tables expected within two years

League tables for social landlords are expected to appear within two years and they will include housing associations, councils and ALMOs according to the sector’s regulator. The prospect of using tables to rank social landlords by their performance was included... View Article

HAs to scrap fixed-term tenancies

Housing Associations are turning their backs on fixed-term tenancies and returning to the previous regime of granting permanent tenancies to their residents. L&Q was the first major social landlord to make the decision, converting all of its existing 8,500 fixed-term... View Article

Council unveils drone service to survey roofs

A council-owned organisation is to start a new drone-based service by surveying the roofs of almost 8,000 local authority homes in the city of dreaming spires. Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is the service and delivery arm of Oxford City Council.... View Article