Jan 20, 2019 Last Updated 12:35 PM, Jan 15, 2019
Air pollution is now recognised to be the greatest environmental threat to human health in the UK. Exposure to high concentrations of pollutants is harmful to our health, and the effects are cumulative. Elderly people, children and those with existing health conditions like asthma and…
Recent news has revealed that the Government has pledged to invest £2bn in building social housing properties over the next 10 years. Whilst this will certainly help mitigate the shortfall of social housing available within the UK, other steps must be taken to ensure current…
What’s driving change in social housing design and build? Are the factors different now than they were 10 years ago? Epwin Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of PVC-U windows, doors and fascia systems, has surveyed UK social housing professionals to find out.
Dan Bourke, Social Housing Regional Manager at EnviroVent, looks at a recent study of mould involving four social landlords in the South East and Midlands, including contributing factors and recommendations for avoiding and eradicating the issue.
Andy Mitchell from NBT, UK distributor of the Pavatex range of woodfibre insulation, discusses the risk of reverse diffusion in social housing internal wall insulation retrofits.
John Moss, Head of Social Housing Sales at EnviroVent, looks at how the recently released English Housing Survey demonstrates why indoor air quality should be a priority for social landlords.

Wood you use timber?

  • Jan 20, 2019
  • Published in Housing
Social landlords need to invest for long-term financial value as well as to recognise their wider responsibility towards the planet. Here Tony Pell, Chair of the Wood Window Alliance, explains why.
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.
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