Compliance complacency and tenant safety

If you’re responsible for any of the UK’s housing association or local authority controlled high-rise residential buildings, the combined issues of tenant safety, fire protection, compliance and regulations are likely to have occupied a considerable amount of time over the... View Article

KMS hit 1.5 million fobs in the UK

KMS, the leading supplier of communal door access solutions to the UK housing industry have now passed 1.5 million fobs in operation with their web based access control system with SimpleKey Web. As the leading supplier to the social housing... View Article

Heating controls for housing specialists

ESi is providing installers and specifiers with the best options in BoilerPlus compliant heating controls, a range already being welcomed by a number of new build and social housing providers. The products on offer are ideal for new build or... View Article

Snickers Workwear Climate Control Underwear

Dressing for the cold is like building a house – start with a good foundation. The Snickers Workwear Baselayer clothing uses high-tech breathable fabrics for ventilation and body moisture transport for consistent warmth and comfort. The seamless designs are available... View Article

Premium non-lead flashing goes to extremes

Ubiflex Extreme can be used in most applications where lead is traditionally used to provide a weatherproof junction at features such as changes of direction and materials. It has been developed for quick and easy installation and to withstand extremely... View Article

Break the mould with Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme

The mild, wet autumnal weather can provide the ideal conditions for mould and mildew to thrive but thanks to Crown Trade’s range of Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting paints, the outlook has just got brighter. Ideally suited for damp-prone areas such... View Article

Aico commences flagship apprenticeship programme

Aico, the UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, has now commenced its flagship Apprenticeship Programme. Aico received over fifty applications from potential apprentices over the summer, with four Apprentices commencing employment in September within the Customer Service, Finance and Technical... View Article

Norbord launches super-quiet flooring range

Norbord’s CaberFloor P5 – the UK’s most specified chipboard flooring product, has been upgraded to produce a high performance floor with reduced impact and airborne noise transmission. Called CaberAcoustic, the new product comprises 18mm or 22mm CaberFloor P5 chipboard with... View Article

New BSI Tanking regs made easy with Kinedo

Over the summer the British Standards Institute (BSI) released its latest codes of practice for BS 5385-1 which included a change in regulations for tiling in wet areas. Under the revision, which is highlighted in clause 6.1.1.3, all substrates should... View Article

Fibo wall panels win over Powys County Council

Fibo bathroom wall panels were recently specified by Powys County Council for a long term maintenance programme that will involve installing Fibo’s panels as part of their bathroom programme. The refurbishment programme, which is the first of its kind where... View Article

Making it easy to adapt

A new briefing paper from the House of Commons is highlighting increased funding that should lead to almost a doubling of home adaptations under Disabled Facilities Grants. To help local authorities deliver in a timely manner, Closomat – one of... View Article

New Bradite coating “will take market by storm”

British manufacturer of high quality protective coatings Bradite is set to take the specialist paint market by storm with the launch of a new multi-purpose product that is suitable for use on all surfaces. Bradite ‘One Can’, the first all-purpose... View Article