Shelforce – understanding what Local Authorities want

Shelforce are experienced specialists in providing PVCu windows and doors for Local Authority social housing projects. A leading PVCu windows and doors manufacturer, Shelforce are Birmingham City Council’s chosen manufacturer and supplier of choice and have worked on a huge... View Article

Profile 22 windows transform citywide housing project

Profile 22 Fully Reversible Windows were specified in the refurbishment of 15 tower blocks in Bristol The legacy PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling at 15 high and low-rise blocks owned by Bristol City Council at Eastville, Easton, Clifton, Redcliffe,... View Article

Stelrad extends radiator ranges

Recent developments in the radiator marketplace have seen demand for specific radiator designs and sizes. Stelrad has responded almost instantly to customer demand by extending a number of its popular ranges and adding new sizes and types to meet the... View Article

Kingspan adds glitz to Birmingham apartments

Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS Soffit Board and Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard have been installed as part of the conversion and expansion of a former office building, adding luxury accommodation to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Beaufort House offers 88 one and... View Article

Flexible & functional

Stuart Reynolds of AKW discusses how social landlords can build flexibility into their housing stock for both able and disabled tenants A major piece of research by the Smith Institute forecasts that by 2034 there will be 170,000 more residents... View Article

Compact kitchens

For landlords and specifiers in social housing, there is a constant quest for balancing budgets with longevity throughout their properties – particularly when it comes to kitchens. Bob Andrew of Elfin Kitchens explains how the latest pre-built compact kitchens offer... View Article

The key to everything

Victor D’Allancé of Intratone explains how intelligent access control systems can keep maintenance simple for housing managers and provide the best security for tenants Managers of apartment blocks and those in charge of access to social housing face similar problems... View Article

Making key management easy

Tim Hill from Keyzapp explains how combining contactless tags and cloud-based software helped two housing associations solve an age-old problem For housing associations key management can be a real headache. Keeping track of hundreds or even thousands of keys is... View Article

Intelligent tanks

David White of Mixergy explains why housing associations and landlords should consider installing intelligent hot water tanks, detailing the vast array of benefits they can bring both landlords and tenants We now live in a world where macro industry themes... View Article

ESi – heating controls for all homes

ESi offers a range of programmers that enables the installer to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations, providing separate timed heating control for living and sleeping zones in a home, while also providing timed control of hot water.... View Article

Designer Contracts launches stylish contract carpet collection

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has introduced a brand-new 100 percent polypropylene carpet collection aimed at the care, nursing home and hospitality sectors. Suitable for contract installations, Duracare Twist features a number of practical benefits, most... View Article

Excellent solution from Flamco…

The Flexconsole Plus contains a mounting bracket for an expansion vessel, a Flexvent auto air vent, a Prescor pressure relief valve and a pressure gauge. Installer Glen Wakeling from HeatSpec, says “One of the key advantages is that the expansion... View Article