Aug 21, 2017 Last Updated 11:36 AM, Aug 14, 2017
David Thornton, Chairman of The Window Company (Contracts), explains how clients are increasingly listening to specialist installers.
With the introduction of Optimise Timber to the Commercial Flooring Collection, Itec Contract Floors is strengthening its position as one of the UK’s top suppliers of commercial-rated acoustic flooring options.
Nicola Johnson, Campaign Manager for Marley Eternit’s Cedral Facades, discusses how the latest European Investment Bank (EIB) affordable housing loan presents the ideal opportunity for affordable housing to receive a visual refresh.
Rob Sands, Technical Director at Videx – which has been providing door entry and access control systems to housing associations for 30 years – addresses the key issues that need to be considered when choosing door entry systems for social housing developments.
A pioneering social housing project designed to help tackle fuel poverty has been launched at an affordable homes scheme in Northumberland.
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.
With so many priorities to juggle, getting specification right for social housing projects can be a challenge for Registered Providers (RPs). To examine the pressing issues currently affecting specification in social housing, AkzoNobel brought together a panel of sector experts to discuss hot industry topics.…

What makes a Decent Home?

  • Aug 21, 2017
  • Published in Housing
In 2010, the Homes and Communities Agency reported that 92% of social housing met Decent Homes standards. However, a recent study of UK social housing tenants found that more than half believe their homes fail to meet these basic standards. Jay Finley of building, maintenance…

Fighting fuel poverty

  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 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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