Timesaving solutions for flooring installations

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Flooring installations in social housing settings often face pressure to be completed as quickly as possible. Fortunately, certain processes and combinations of innovative new products can dramatically cut the time this takes. Neil Sanders from F. Ball... View Article

Housing returns to Manchester this June

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Housing, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference – and what is said to be Europe’s largest housing festival – returns to its usual timeline and will take place 28-30 June at Manchester Central. In 2022, there... View Article

Raising the roof for social housing retrofits

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Stuart Nicholson of Marley discusses some of the ways a full roof system, incorporating solar PV, can have a positive impact on rising energy prices. The social housing whitepaper outlined the Government’s commitment to review the Decent... View Article

Controlling Legionella

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The Legionella Control Association (LCA) discusses the control of the disease in housing, as well as its risks, and emerging trends. Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia, a bacterial lung infection. LD is... View Article

A best practice approach to fire safety

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Simon Jones from life safety manufacturer Kidde Safety Europe looks at upcoming changes to Scottish fire safety regulations, and how these will impact the requirements for domestic dwellings across the UK According to recent research, 27% of... View Article

Multi-generational bathrooms

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Yiota Toumba at Ideal Standard shares her thoughts on how to create residential bathrooms that cater to everyone, regardless of age or mobility The UK’s population is ageing, and around one in five people are now 65... View Article

Paving the way for nature

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Chris Hodson of Interpave discusses why concrete block permeable paving (CBPP) is a key sustainable drainage system (SuDS) technique Extensive new tree planting with provision for long-term nurturing is now a requirement for developments, with new government... View Article

Manage heating the easy way

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Nicola Martin at RadiWarm explains the simplicity and efficiency of electric pipeless radiators For landlords and housing managers, heating presents some pressing challenges; sharply rising prices and the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, to name but... View Article

The changing climate of water conservation

LISTEN HERE 🔊 In the UK, water conservation has been on the agenda for years. However, Steve Leigh of Groundbreaker Systems explains why our growing population and increased demand will result in critical water situations more regularly, especially in the... View Article

Prioritising air quality

LISTEN HERE 🔊 John Moss of EnviroVent looks at the issue of ventilation in social housing and how we may be failing a generation by not addressing it properly. Now the lockdown restrictions have been removed, employees, school pupils and social... View Article

Installing trust

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Adrian Pavey of Nationwide Windows and Doors argues that social housing professionals need to think about more than just the final product. It’s easy for installation companies who work in the private sector to have a tunnel-vision... View Article

The importance of boiler specification

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Martyn Bridges of Worcester Bosch outlines the future of safety and sustainability in the boiler market. Over the last 20 to 30 years, boilers have become extremely safe appliances to have in your home, particularly since the... View Article

Enhancing intercom access

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Melissa Lloyd-Williams of Intratone explores how access control technology can enhance building accessibility. Accessibility continues to be an important issue for housing professionals. Affordable housing and private property managers alike, help tenants – with a wide variety... View Article

Paint – more than just aesthetics

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Dawn Scott of Dulux Trade explains why painting and decorating is the ideal way to keep maintenance costs down while boosting the wellbeing of tenants. The effect that colour has on an individual’s mood has been recognised and... View Article

The future of living

LISTEN HERE 🔊 HOMES UK is returning to the London Excel on 23-24th of November 2021, intended to provide a safe and timely opportunity for the housing sector to collaborate and plan for a post-Pandemic future. From discussing how to... 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 events can be held safely, the organisers of UKCW are... 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 climate crisis Housing 2021 is returning to Manchester Central in... View Article

Stamping out fire door neglect

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Fire door specification is one of the most crucial decisions landlords and housing providers can make, with the technology forming an essential part of a building’s passive fire protection system. Jack Wooler spoke to Helen Hewitt of... View Article

Lifts in housing

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Alastair Stannah of Stannah Lift Distribution & Service (UK) answers some of the most frequently asked questions around the emergency use and upgrading of lifts in the housing sector. Today, there are estimated to be more than... View Article

Turn down the volume

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Karen Wilding of Forbo Flooring Systems explains how noise can be minimised in multi-occupancy buildings by retrofitting acoustic flooring solutions. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s... View Article