Vent-Axia supports Clean Air Day 2018

Sussex-based Vent-Axia, a leading British ventilation manufacturer, is delighted to support Clean Air Day on 21 June 2018. The day is co-ordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan and aims to raise awareness of the risks of air pollution and the... View Article

Britain shows sign of adopting German housing model

Of the estimated 17 million renters in the UK, over two thirds (70 per cent or 12 million adults) have no plans to purchase a property, reveals new research by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business. The research shows Britain is... View Article

Government funding boost for housing services

City of Wolverhampton Council has been successful with a bid for more than £450,000 of government funding to help alleviate pressures on housing services from new communities and provide benefits to all city residents. The award comes following an application... View Article

‘Housing ladder’ is broken at every step

7.5 million1 aspiring homeowners unable to get on housing ladder More than 3 million2 homeowners want to move house but cannot 1 in 5 homeowners age 55+ considered a move but did not.  More than 1 million3 of these homeowners have nowhere to... View Article

Biggest HA sees surplus grow to £306m

Clarion has boosted its operating surplus by six per cent from £289m to £306m for the financial year 2017/18, while its operating costs fell from £495m to £478m. The association, which already owns 125,000 homes, built 1,263 homes in the... View Article

Durkan appointed for first phase of Thamesmead regen

A London housing association has appointed a contractor to deliver one of the first phases of its work on the giant Thamesmead regeneration project in the south east of the capital. Peabody has named Durkan as the contractor for the... View Article

Contractor blames Grenfell for drop in profits

The Mears Group has blamed delays to work orders following the Grenfell Tower tragedy as a major factor in its profits falling by almost eight per cent over the past year. The contractor carries out repairs and maintenance work for... View Article

Private rents falling for first time in six years

Private sector rents across the UK fell for the first time since 2012 during the first quarter of 2018 although the rate of decline was less than one per cent, The Deposit Protection Service has revealed. In the latest version... View Article

Contractor enjoys run of success

Housing contractor Wates has enjoyed a successful start to the year with a series of positive outcomes across its repair and maintenance, regeneration and new build business areas. Wates Group’s results for 2017 showed a 5.9 per cent increase in... View Article

Housing association mergers continue apace

Mergers in the social housing sector continued with several completed deals being announced in different parts of the country, as the drive for efficiency savings and bigger volumes to deliver new development work persists. In East Anglia, Cambridge based King... View Article