Two free council events for landlords

Landlords looking to invest in Croydon or stay on top of industry best practice are invited to attend one of two free council-run events this month. The events offer support ranging from fire safety tips and briefings on new legislation... View Article

Big Energy Saving Week: 21-27 January 2019

Help vulnerable households come in from the cold during ‘Big Energy Saving Week’ Now that cold, wintry weather is upon us, we can see only too well what hardship vulnerable households may have to contend with if they live in... View Article

New homes for local people

If you have ventured into the Tarring area recently you may have noticed lots of building vehicles and activity, this is due to a development and a couple of refurbishments that we are working on to bring new affordable homes... View Article

9 bid trends for 2019

It’s a brave person who would confidently state what 2019 will bring! While no-one can be certain of the exact impacts of all the possible political, economic, societal, technological, legal and environmental changes, what is certain is that 2019 will... View Article

Another new camera that pushes the boundaries

For building inspection and the prevention of energy loss, a thermal imaging camera is now considered an essential tool and thanks to its continuous development strategy, FLIR Systems provides this industry with an exceptional choice of products. Year on year... View Article

Futurebuild partners with BEIS and Innovate UK to host Innovation Zone

Futurebuild has been announced as an Official UK Government Innovation Partner as it unveils plans to host ‘The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Innovation Zone’ at the 2019 event. The Innovation Zone will inspire and educate visitors around the Government’s... View Article

LGA responds to rogue landlord funding

Responding to government funding of nearly £2.4 million for councils to tackle rogue landlords, Cllr Judith Blake, Housing spokesman for the Local Government Association, said: “The vast majority of landlords are responsible and provide decent housing for their tenants, however... View Article

Designer Contracts strengthens team

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring supplier, has announced a new, senior appointment to support its continued success. Lee Hassett joins the head office team as project executive with over 30 years’ experience in the flooring industry. With 11 years... View Article

One unforgettable day for Designer Contracts

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has supported one of the country’s leading children’s charities, ChildLine, by sponsoring its services for one day. (3rd December 2018.) The leading counselling service charity, provided by the NSPCC, helps thousands... View Article

Using data to boost building safety post-Grenfell

By Nicola Brown, Director of housing technology solutions provider ROCC In our lives, it seems we are inundated with a deluge of data. In housing, we have been conscious for some time now of Big Data sets, with software providers... View Article

Building more social homes is a no brainer

Bringing together sixteen commissioners from across the political spectrum, Shelter have released a report titled, ‘A vision for social housing’, which analyses the state of social housing across the country. The report reinforces the message that the entire housing sector... View Article

Three million new social homes key to solving housing crisis

A landmark report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing to many more people. After the Grenfell Tower fire, the charity brought together 16 independent commissioners... View Article