Nov 22, 2017 Last Updated 2:18 PM, Nov 16, 2017
A secure building helps to prevent and limit damage from break-ins, acts of vandalism and arson. However, what is often overlooked is how the design of a building or site can also help to deter crime before it occurs, writes Allison Whittington, Head of Housing…
In this article, Jeff Hewitt, Civica’s Executive Director for Housing and Asset Management, discusses how evolving technology and a data-rich approach will change our future social housing sector for the better.
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?

  • Nov 22, 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…
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