Futurebuild 2019: the challenge for housing managers

Taking place from 5 – 7 March at London’s ExCeL, Futurebuild will focus on exploring and tackling the biggest challenges impacting the industry Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for professionals working across the social and private rented sector... View Article

Making maintenance manageable

Kirona’s Neil Harvey explains how workflow management solutions can benefit housing providers, making it simpler to monitor and manage necessary maintenance and repair work Mobile workforce products provide organisations with the opportunity to have a stable and seamless work management... View Article

Safe and secure

Kate Descamps of DAD UK, a Decayeux company, explains how installing secure mailboxes in multi-occupancy residential buildings can bring peace of mind to both tenants and landlords They might not seem of great importance, but it’s often the smaller details... View Article

Pro-active roof asset management

Ensuring that a property’s roof condition is maintained and monitored is vital, especially for social housing where budgets need to be carefully managed and disruption to tenants minimised. Dean Wincott of Langley Waterproofing Systems explains the benefits of implementing a... View Article

Roofs renewed

Kingspan Insulation’s Adrian Pargeter explains why tapered insulation systems should be considered when refurbishing flat roofs in order to avoid water ponding Water ponding is an all too common sight on flat roofs across the country. When carrying out refurbishment... View Article

The no compromise composite door

John Whalley of Nationwide Windows & Doors discusses the advantages of composite doors for social housing Specifiers and asset managers have lots of choice when it comes to the different types of materials on the market for doors. Naturally, product... View Article

Comfort height – a big deal

Lecico’s Adam Lay discusses what comfort height means and why it’s something to consider when planning a bathroom refurbishment Comfort height is a buzzword that anyone shopping for a new toilet will probably hear, be it in a showroom or... View Article

The importance of boiler protection

Craig Mitchell of Sentinel discusses working with ALMO, St Leger Homes, to demonstrate how social housing providers can improve resident satisfaction while improving the performance of heating systems across their housing stock Customer satisfaction is a key priority for social... View Article

Brexit and beyond

John Whalley, Managing Director of Nationwide Windows & Doors, leading fenestration partner to social housing landlords, looks at how RSLs and property managers can try to mitigate at least some of the uncertainties surrounding Brexit At the time of writing,... 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

Door closers create safer homes

With fire safety high on the agenda, Dr Lloyd Blewett of Samuel Heath investigates the potential of door closers for social housing The tragic events of last year have, understandably, brought the fire safety spotlight on to the social housing... View Article

Our electric future

Paul Hutchens is CEO of Midlands-based solar specialists, Eco2Solar. He is a board member of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the UK’s leading solar industry voice, and Chairman of the STA’s New Build Working Group which aims to inform governments,... View Article

Don’t be an amateur

Surface preparation is critical in the restoration of a floor and mistakes at this stage can have catastrophic consequences for the finished result. Here Scott Coffey, regional sales manager at surface preparation expert National Flooring Equipment, explains how to choose... View Article

Improving accessible homes with platform lifts

Sean O’Sullivan of The Platform Lift Company highlights the main considerations when specifying a platform lift and what can be achieved in terms of design, installation and ongoing maintenance When you read about the shortage of accessible homes and the... View Article

Protect your investment

HRV Group explains to landlords how vital it is that ventilation systems are serviced regularly The summer was good, glorious in fact. So glorious that we should accept the winter that is coming right? Whatever the autumn and winter season... View Article

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

The durability debate

Bob Andrew of Elfin Kitchens, discusses the importance of using durable materials in kitchen refurbishments and the benefits of thinking small A recent report by the charity Shelter revealed that tens of thousands of families are being forced to wait... View Article

Best in class

Phil Windus from ACO Technologies, delves deeper into drainage channel load classes, and explains why you need to know your A 15’s from your B 125’s Given the country’s tendency to suffer from wet weather all year round, and the... View Article