Dec 10, 2019 Last Updated 10:52 AM, Aug 14, 2019

Rise to the challenge

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Published in Housing
With recent changes to the Schedule of Rates, David Thornton of The Window Company (Contracts) urges social housing providers and contractors not to be caught out by scaffolding costs.
Since 2012 local authorities have been developing 30 year asset management plans and business plans while also adjusting to the introduction of a new self-financing system. These changes have contributed to a new-look social housing sector, one which is focussed on the future.
Contactum has introduced a new range of modern square edge wiring accessories for budget housing, where cost is critical to the development but the features are still required. Suitable for the likes of social housing and student accommodation, Retro² provides contractors with a product that…
Leading social housing door and window supplier Nationwide Windows and Gloucester City Homes (GCH) were delighted to recently reach the milestone of the 1500th door installed in GCH’s current improvement programme. So delighted in fact, that the recipient of the new door, GCH tenant Mrs…
REHAU’s RAUFERNO fire rated PVC-U system has helped commercial fabricator Astraseal win a screen replacement contract for Whitefriars Housing Association in Coventry, part of WM Housing Group.
Leading water management solutions company, Asset International ltd (Asset), has supplied a Weholite storm water attenuation tank in order to facilitate effective water management at a new housing development in the north of England.
Nigel Goddard, Director of Building Surveying, Pellings LLP talks to Public Sector Build Journal about the responsibilities of social housing landlords, and the requirement to provide clarity when embarking on major refurbishment works.

Complementary housing provision

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Published in Housing
Work to transform a former Cumbria County Council depot into a £1.4m affordable homes scheme for local people, has been completed in Sedbergh.
The Park Hill Estate in Sheffield was built as a council estate between 1957 and 1961. It was designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith in a brutalist architectural style and has always had divided opinions. Described as revolutionary for its time, the concept was…

Fighting fuel poverty

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Published in Housing
A recent survey for the National Housing Federation on welfare reform, found that housing associations estimate that nearly one in five of their working age tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit are affected by the size criteria, and on average, more than a quarter (29%)…

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