Glidevale helps Aran Services to combat roofspace condensation

Insulation technicians from energy efficiency and property improvement firm Aran Services have been brushing up their skills in fitting Glidevale tile ventilators. Working with local authorities and housing associations across the UK to make homes more energy efficient, Aran is... 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

ToughGlaze UK Stock List 2020

Bespoke Products TG Switchable (available combined with other products) Security Glass (manual attack, anti-bandit, ballistic & bullet resistant, blast & explosion resistant) Mesh & Fabric interlayers (available combined with other products) Digital printing / Silk Screen Magna (upcycled glass) Acoustic... View Article

Airtech launches new website packed with resources

Ventilation specialists, Airtech has launched its new website at www.airtechsolutions.co.uk. Offering a clean, fresh, simple and attractive design, the site is packed with useful free resources to provide registered providers, contractors, landlords, direct labour organisations and residents, solutions to overcome... View Article

Keeping dry…

By Ian Weakford, Sales & Marketing Director @ Hambleside Danelaw With the increasing unpredictability of British weather, particularly in winter, ensure you- and the properties you manage- stay dry. Extreme winters have challenged roofing product manufacturers to develop solutions to... View Article

New augmented reality app released

Stelrad has released a new App to help those specifying Stelrad radiators to envisage them in a real life setting. The augmented reality App is free and can be downloaded from your Apple and Android App store. Users will also... View Article

Keeping mould at bay

With the introduction of the ‘Fitness for Human Habitation Act of 2019’ landlords face increasing pressure in the fight against mould and blackspot growth in their properties. This problem increases during the Autumn and Winter months. Autumn arrives, now is... View Article

Whatever the job, Norbord has a wood panel for it!

Norbord’s Engineered wood panels product guide is the perfect companion for specifiers, architects and tradespeople. Whatever the project, they will be able to find a panel for it in the handy A5 booklet. The product guide contains all the information... View Article

Condensation and mould awareness workshops from EnviroVent

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, is offering Condensation and Mould Awareness free workshops to help housing associations and local authorities to be better equipped to deal with these issues. Through the workshops, EnviroVent aims to help social... View Article

CO and smoke alarms – separating fact from fiction

Although most people recognise the importance of smoke and CO alarms, some widespread myths have gained a foothold in consumer understanding of home safety. Adrian Keats at Honeywell’s home safety business debunks the common examples of misinformation that housing associations... View Article

Controlling influence

From sophisticated users who want the latest wifi controlled options, to elderly or vulnerable people who need the simplest of controls to cope with their system – its vital that there’s a full range of complexity available in today’s heating... View Article

Fire sprinkler systems – Cover your investment

Residential fire safety, particularly in multi-storey buildings and tower blocks is a key focus for housing associations and local authorities as the retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems now an essential part of a multi-million pound investment in fire protection upgrades.... View Article