Adapt to the needs of ‘generation rent’

A Parliamentary report (*) is maintaining that landlords need to adapt, to take a share of the growing ‘Generation Rent’ sector. The adapting applies to their properties, creating environments that enable older tenants to live independently. Potentially they can do... View Article

Fife Council upgrades to Aico 3000 series smoke alarms

Long standing Aico customer, Fife Council has engaged in a rolling programme to upgrade all of its 32,000 properties with Aico 3000 Series Alarms. Fife Council is a leading light in fire safety in the social housing sector, being both an early adopter... View Article

Landlords – The 2020 deadline is looming

From April 2018, it became unlawful for landlords of privately rented properties (both domestic and non-domestic) in England and Wales to grant a new tenancy to a new or existing tenant on a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)... View Article

New Aico Product Selector arrives

Aico, the UK market leader in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, has launched Issue 10 of its highly popular Product Selector. The new version features the same ring bound format as the previous edition, for ease of use, and... View Article

C-TEC launches new BS 5839-6 domestic fire alarm kit

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched Hush ActiV, an innovative new BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm kit. Designed to increase the level of fire protection in flats, apartments and high-rise residential buildings, each kit contains everything you need to create a LD2 standalone conventional fire alarm system... View Article

Titon launches new Low Profile MEV

Titon has added the new CME3 Q Plus to its range of continuous mechanical extract units, developed to meet the requirements of System 3 in accordance with Part F of the Building Regulations. The combination of aesthetic smooth lines and impressive airflow makes... View Article

Introducing Blind Studio from Designer Contracts

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor – and renowned for its curtain and blind offering to the new build sector – has launched Blind Studio. Introduced to showcase the variety of blind designs and styles that the company can... View Article

A Stannah platform lift future-proofs a new home in Somerset

A first-hand experience by homeowners, Alan and Christine Wiseman Making your home accessible for as long as possible is becoming standard practice in the UK. It’s called future-proofing and it’s practical, efficient and affordable, which is why Alan and Christine... View Article

Study shows soffit savings with Kingspan Insulation

New research from quantity surveyors, Rider Levett Bucknall, has shown that the physical properties, specifically the enhanced thermal performance, of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 FM Soffit Board can allow installers to fit an additional 5.25 m² of insulation every thirty minutes when compared with the closest... View Article

Snickers Workwear’s new hoodies and sweatshirts

The new range of Hoodies and Sweatshirts for craftsmen and women are probably the most comfortable we’ve ever designed. The ‘Full Zip’ or ‘Overhead’ Sweatshirt and Hoodie choices are ideally combined with Snickers’ First and Second Layer Undergarments and can... View Article

Dursilite: The impressive coatings range from Mapei

It’s out with the old and in with the new… Mapei’s Dursilite coatings range offers a fresh array of paint colours, ideal for all types of new build and improvement projects. The water-based paint is suitable for use on different... View Article

Case Study Confirms that SuDS Cost Less

The trade association Interpave has published a new case study which demonstrates that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – including concrete block permeable paving – should cost less than conventional piped drainage, both initially and in terms of maintenance. Interpave’s new... View Article

Innovative Public Housing with Nordic Copper

An exemplar for a new, progressive era of public housing design in London utilises high-quality materials – including Nordic Brown Light copper cladding – as part of its tenure-blind strategy. Branch Place provides the first replacement homes in the second... View Article

Ahead of the curve garage design

A stunning ‘roundhouse’, built as part of a project to renovate and extend a Grade II listed property, provides a new perspective on the design, purpose and visual appeal of an exceptional British garage. The large private family home in... View Article