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

Replace pumps for energy efficiency gains

Wilo now offers the new generation of the Wilo-Yonos PICO series small circulators to the UK market. A range of new features has been added to this popular circulator primarily for residential homes and properties, for heating systems and air... View Article

Bristol development benefits from insulation solution

A private development for contemporary urban living in Bristol is benefiting from the latest advancement in vacuum insulation technology and exceptional thermal performance with the Kingspan OPTIM-R E Roofing System. The Old Library is an exclusive new-build featuring 36 spacious... View Article

New Kinelisse Trays

Saniflo has recently introduced a new shower tray aimed at the UK contract market. The new Kinelisse is the most recent edition to the Kinedo shower tray range andis  a high quality, contemporary shower tray that is manufactured from durable... View Article

Aico at home at Housing 2019

Aico – the market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms – will be exhibiting at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) ‘Housing 2019 Conference & Exhibition’ in Manchester Central, 25th – 27th June on stand D20. The last time Aico exhibited at CIH Housing was 2016.... View Article

Its time to stay cool at work – with Snickers Workwear

Lightweight fabrics in the new Topwear range will compliment Snickers Workwear Stretch Garments perfectly this Summer. The warmer weather will bring a need for professional craftsmen and women to be cool and dry – to maintain wellbeing and working efficiency... View Article