Be the catalyst for change

Futurebuild 2020 is heading to the London Excel in March this year, aiming to unite construction professionals across the sector to create real change From recent demonstrations to Government declarations, according to the event organisers at Futurebuild 2020, the message... View Article

Connecting the dots

Listen here. Rupert Kazlauciunas of Zehnder Group UK discusses how technology such as AI assisted ventilation can tackle some of the housing sector’s chronic issues What connects net zero targets, smart devices, social housing, the UK’s housing crisis and healthy... View Article

Be proactive about gas safety

Listen here. Bob Kerr of the Gas Safe Register reminds readers of the legal requirements associated with gas installation and maintenance, and highlights contractor management in the housing sector as vitally important to ensuring registration, competence and monitoring Among the... View Article

Reducing costly repeat drainage issues

Listen here. Chris Nelson of Metro Rod discusses the importance of efficient maintenance of drainage to reduce costly repeat visits Blocked drains are a common issue in housing, and can lead to significant costs for providers and local authorities –... View Article

Flat roof refurbishment: why choose liquids?

Listen here. Victoria Ramwell of Kemper System discusses the key considerations of flat roof refurbishment in housing projects The refurbishment of any housing complex requires adequate planning to ensure budget and time constraints are adhered to – not to mention... View Article

Access all areas

Adrian Sunter of Terry Lifts discusses why it’s so cruial the UK’s housing stock is adapted to suit the needs of everyone and what options are available to housing associations On 5 November, a new coalition of housing organisations published... View Article

Unintended consequences

Penny Jones of Domus Ventilation looks at how improvements in the energy efficiency of dwellings has led to poor indoor air quality, and why mechanical ventilation is the way forward Over recent years we’ve done a good job of improving... View Article

The skills shortage – training the next generation

National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) advisor Andrew Burke outlines the organisation’s mission to improve property performance and promote best practice to the next generation of asset managers as they begin their careers in social housing As one of the social... View Article

A unique event for a diverse sector

With a new home for the 2019 edition, HOMES UK will provide the UK’s residential property sector with the opportunity to connect, learn and do business over an action-packed two days HOMES UK is an unrivalled event that will look... View Article

Eliminating Legionella

Legionella bacteria are present in natural water sources. It can also find its way into manmade water systems such as those found in social housing. Low levels are not dangerous, but if the bacteria are permitted to multiply and spread,... View Article

Robotics – the future of housing

Rob Bryan of Vantage discusses harnessing the power of robotic process automation in social housing Housing associations are fast finding how to harness artificial intelligence to streamline processes and reduce costs. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is evolving as the new... View Article

A better future for all?

Keith Plummer of Ubbink discusses why the launch of BS 8612 was necessary and how it has impacted the industry and made dry verge systems a reliable roofing solution British Standards launched BS 8612: Dry-Fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems... View Article

Choosing a warranty provider

Dean Stritch of LABC Warranty describes what to look for when choosing a warranty provider for residential and commercial projects How do you choose a warranty provider? With a range of options on the market, what is the difference, and... View Article

Electrical safety: ready for a step change

Chris Edwards, CORGI Technical Services’ Electrical Technical Safety Manager, shares his views on the electrical industry and why he’s keen to highlight effective management, the importance of a ‘ground up’ approach to competence, and drive positive change Ensuring electrical safety... View Article

Adapt to changing market needs

Robin Tuffley of Closomat discusses why it’s so important for landlords to make their homes –particularly bathrooms – accessible for all and what changes can be made The rental housing market – private and social – is experiencing significant change:... View Article

Protecting tenants’ personal & financial data

By Gareth Roberts, Design & Print Manager, 24 Design & Print The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018, means customer data which is stored and communicated in any way, needs to be done so securely.... View Article

Preventing false alarms

Barry Sargent of Nittan discusses how housing associations can significantly reduce the number of false alarms in their properties While optical detectors remain dominant, true growth has come from multi-sensors as installers and specifiers realise the benefits to be had.... View Article

The changing face of gas safety

Paul Durose of Gas Tag shines the spotlight on gas compliance and safety processes and what we can do better as an industry to improve The importance of having visibility within your compliance processes can’t be understated. When it comes... View Article

Getting glazing right

Zoe Williams of Selectaglaze discusses why housing managers and landlords should use secondary glazing and the specific considerations to bear in mind There are many misconceptions about secondary glazing, also known as secondary double glazing, but well designed and carefully... View Article

EV ready homes

With Electric Vehicle (EV) and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) sales going from strength-to-strength, growing numbers of housing developments in the UK are featuring EV charging units – and new developments may soon have to do so by law. Kieron Alsop... View Article