The dangers of neglecting smoke control

One crucial aspect of building safety that is often overlooked is the maintenance and repair of smoke control systems. Tom Archer from Colt explores the hidden dangers and why proactive maintenance is essential As a responsible building manager, ensuring the... View Article

Elevating roofing standards in social housing

Wayne Chissel of WestWood Liquid Technologies, discusses the urgent need to improve roofing standards in the housing sector and the role of PMMA liquid waterproofing systems In the ever-evolving landscape of social housing, there is not only a pressing need... View Article

Encasement’s versatile pipe boxing and casings

Encasement pipe boxing and casings have been used for more than 15 years to conceal interior and exterior pipework in a range of social housing projects across the UK, from fire sprinkler installations and heating system upgrades to low carbon solutions, including... View Article

Make Houses Homes at the Housing Show

Belgian manufacturer of sheet vinyl flooring, Beauflor®, is exhibiting its floors for homes at Housing 2024, Manchester Central, 25th – 27th June. When it comes to an affordable, practical and durable floor for housing, sheet vinyl makes a lot of... View Article

AKW’s extended Onyx range combines style and safety

Accessible showering never looked so good, thanks to the introduction of AKW’s extended range of Onyx products. The range now includes updated level access shower trays and ramps, grab rails and shower seats, alongside the cleverly integrated mixer shower and... View Article

Radon: are your staff or tenants at risk?

Each year, more than 1,100 lung cancer deaths in the UK are linked to radon. A colourless, odourless, radioactive gas, radon is formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Radon... View Article

Introducing: Onyx Exclusif Shower Tray

At AKW we’re committed to the continuous development of our product range and investment in improving our offering, which is why we’re very pleased to introduce the Onyx Exclusif Shower Tray. Available in cool white and bold black, the Onyx... View Article

Aico host Community Awards 2024 to Celebrate Local Excellence

Aico’s bi-annual Community Awards celebrates excellence within the social housing industry and local community. On Thursday the 18th of April, 400 guests and finalists took to Birmingham’s International Convention Centre to honour the outstanding work of individuals and organisations across... View Article

The sky’s the limit with Pendock metal pipe boxing

When concealing external pipework, building services and utilities associated with low carbon district heating schemes or air-source and ground-source heat pumps, Pendock metal pipe boxing range provides effective protection against accidental damage while helping improve project aesthetics. Bespoke manufactured to the individual... View Article

Safe heating from Stelrad

Stelrad offers the widest range of low surface temperature radiators – LSTs – designed for the casings to never exceed 43°C making the radiators safe to touch. Ideal for all buildings where young, elderly and vulnerable people live, work or... View Article

Dosafil launches solid water treatment

There are four key products in the new water treatment range launched recently – DR1 solid inhibitor sticks, which is the first solid inhibitor in the world to gain NSF International CIAS certification – formerly known as BuildCert. Then there’s... View Article

SFS White Paper sheds fresh light on window position

Callum Thornton, the Fenestration Product Manager for SFS UK, explains why social housing specifiers and housing managers should consider continuity of insulation around window openings as a priority for tackling thermal-bridging and mould growth. The tragic death of a young boy... View Article