Norbord Europe is now part of West Fraser

Norbord Europe Ltd is proud to join the West Fraser organisation. As the UK’s number one engineered wood panel manufacturer and serving the housebuilding and construction industry with a vast array of board products for flooring, panelling and roofing, Norbord... View Article

Aico promote mental health and wellbeing at work

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Aico continues to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health through their dedicated workplace programme. Mental Health Awareness Week is a national campaign to achieve change, fairness and respect surrounding mental... View Article

Paris apartment warms to Spacetherm® Wall Liner

A classic Parisian apartment is benefitting from the thermal effectiveness of the introduction of the innovative ultra-thin Spacetherm® WL insulation. Located in the 11th arrondissement in the heart of Paris on Boulevard Voltaire and overlooking the Place de la Republique,... View Article

Quick and simple boxing solutions from Pendock

The Pendock Profiles range of specialist casings and pipe & fire sprinkler boxing has been a common feature in social housing for well over 30 years and is used on countless heating system refurbishments, boiler upgrades and fire-sprinkler installations by most UK... View Article

Detecting bed bugs early in sheltered housing

Bed bugs are a costly issue for sheltered housing, impacting residents and the business in multiple ways. Residents may feel ashamed and embarrassed, while the pests cause ongoing disturbances to their sleep and comfort of living. The larger a population... View Article

Encasement fire sprinkler boxing – helping save time & money

Where fire sprinkler systems are being retro-fitted in social housing tower blocks and flats, Encasement’s ‘Versa’ range provides a cost effective, durable and easy-fit solution when boxing-in surface mounted fire sprinkler pipework. Manufactured from pre-formed FSC® certified plywood and pre-finished... View Article

Water-tight partnerships

LISTEN HERE 🔊 James Homard of Urban Environments explores how housing professionals can maximise value from their water hygiene consultancy. Many housing providers and landlords appoint a specialist water hygiene consultancy to manage Legionella control. Particularly for those with extensive... View Article

The smart approach to specifying smoke vents

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Tony Stevens of Bilco UK shares the top three considerations they believe housing professionals should focus on when specifying NSHEVs. Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs), more commonly known as smoke vents, provide essential ventilation in... View Article

Waterproof wall panels: the modern option

LISTEN HERE 🔊 In these turbulent times, waterproof wall panels may offer social housing providers and local authorities a more effective bathroom walling solution, explains Nicola Lewis of Fibo. This past year has been an unusual one for social housing... View Article

Aico form a partnership with Housing Quality Network

Aico are pleased to announce their recent partnership with Housing Quality Network (HQN), a best practice membership organisation, delivering high-quality advice, tailored support and training to housing associations and councils in the UK. Aico, the leader in home life safety,... View Article

Site secure with Norbord

Construction sites and vacant buildings are tempting places for thieves, trespassers, vandals, arsonists and children. A perimeter barrier, such as a site hoarding, is seen as the first and most important line of defence in securing a site. The windows, doors... View Article

Astraseal is the first under new scheme

Astraseal is the first UK Manufacturer to be awarded third party certification under the new BM Trada Scheme STD 170. We have also been awarded certification for Installation (STD052) and Maintenance (STD058). Our Fire Doors have been fire tested from... View Article

Stelrad announces new Heavy-duty Deco launch 

Stelrad Radiators has announced the addition of a new Heavy Duty Deco radiator to its Heavy Duty radiator family. This robust version of the popular Deco design comes with a 3.2mm combined thickness tough outer steel fascia to provide additional... View Article

Cornerstone Housing utilises Aico’s Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway

Cornerstone Housing, Exeter’s largest independent housing association, is a company that puts housing people first and focuses on quality homes and services. Cornerstone operates a rolling programme of Electrical Inspection Condition Reporting (EICR) and an Electrical Improvement Programme. As part... View Article

Smoke vents – safe & secure for residents

Dyer Environmental Controls is providing retrofit smoke ventilation solutions for residents across the country.  Whether within tower blocks or care homes, through housing associations or private rental stock, Dyer can provide solutions to meet all certification requirements and regulations. From... View Article