Key requirements for wayfinding

LISTEN HERE Danny Adamson from Stocksigns Ltd discusses some of the new regulations regarding wayfinding signage following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and the implementation of The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 On the 15th June 2017, just one day after... View Article

The need for closure

LISTEN HERE Rob Adams from Arrone, shares best practice guidance for making sure door closers within student halls of residence comply with the latest safety standards Door closers play an integral part in making sure doors open and close effectively.... View Article

Facing up to mould & damp

LISTEN HERE Wendy Thomas at Nuaire discusses the changes to regulations that social housing providers need to be aware of when addressing mould and damp and looks at different retrofit solutions available for compliance Condensation and dampness in older homes... View Article

Opening the door to complete compliance

Marcus Parnham from Profab Access, discusses the importance of bi-directional testing as one of the main considerations that social landlords should address when updating riser doors to ensure compliance with the latest building regulations Housing Management and Maintenance’s recent ‘Approach... View Article

Two game-changing product launches from K Systems

Award-winning UK supplier of external wall insulation (EWI) solutions, K Systems, has launched two innovative new systems to the industry in a matter of weeks. The most recent innovation, a new KIWA BDA-certified Direct Fix system is ideal for new... View Article

Consort Claugen launches DF2E downflow fan heater

Consort Claudgen’s new DF2E downflow fan heater offers many features, including a 7-day timer with six temperature settings daily, open window detection, a digital lock, a large LCD screen, and a reliable battery backup to keep the clock running during... View Article

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Social Housing

Episode 24 of the Building Insights podcast is now available online. In this episode of Building Insights, which is again sponsored by AkzoNobel, Laura Shadwell from netMAGmedia speaks to Duncan Lochhead, commercial sustainability manager at AkzoNobel. They explore how important... View Article

Beauflor Builds Awareness at London Build Expo

Beauflor® exhibited at London Build Expo, presenting its high-quality cushion vinyl floors to the UK’s construction industry. London Build Expo attracts over 35,000 attendees from across the construction industry looking for the latest in building technologies and products, including the... View Article

NEW: Omnicare Digital shower for level access bathrooms

Triton has unveiled its new Omnicare Digital solution, designed for safer showering in level access bathrooms. Expanding its industry-leading collection of Omnicare electric care showers, the latest launch from Britain’s leading shower manufacturer has Bluetooth compatibility, enabling it to automatically... View Article

Airtech helps landlords comply with new mould guidance

Condensation and mould specialists, Airtech Solutions, is offering expert advice and help to social housing providers and private landlords following the publication of the Government’s guidance, ‘Understanding and addressing the health risks of damp and mould in the home’. This... View Article

UltraCare products join Mapei Zero Line

Seven treatments from the UltraCare range have joined Mapei UK’s Zero Line – a range of low environmental impact products. They include six UltraCare surface maintenance products and UltraCare Smooth Silicone. The extended portfolio, which also includes installation and building... View Article

Gilberts helps protect twin towers

LISTEN HERE An “iconic” site that has been transformed into high rise, high specification living for young professionals is a showcase for the latest in modern methods of construction- including its fire protection. The Coventry development- named Elliotts Yard after... View Article

Ny and improved stone wool insulation

The ROCKWOOL NyRock® range delivers the most thermally efficient stone wool insulation currently available in the UK and Ireland✝. Discover NyRock This is Ny and improved stone wool insulation. Low-lambda value of 0.032 W/mK Non-combustible Euroclass A1 reaction-to-fire classification Proven... View Article

Designer Contracts – a trusted partner to housebuilders

Designer Contracts are one of the UK’s largest flooring contractors, their unrivalled national supply and installation service is delivered via their 15 regional warehouses and supported by their own national distribution centre that holds in excess of £3m worth of... View Article

Sto helps refurbished homes shine brighter and greener

A refurbished housing development is benefiting from an aesthetic, energy-efficient exterior thanks to a Sto external wall insulation system. Located in Bordon, Hampshire, The Pines features 96 former Ministry of Defence (MOD) properties, which have been transformed into modern two... View Article

How can early engagement help to improve fire safety performance?

Neil Kirwin, Southern Specification Manager at SFS, discusses why engaging with building product manufactures can help to improve fire safety performance. Earlier engagement in technical design with building product manufacturers certainly helps to reduce the complexity of dealing with fire... View Article