Flexible & functional

Stuart Reynolds of AKW discusses how social landlords can build flexibility into their housing stock for both able and disabled tenants A major piece of research by the Smith Institute forecasts that by 2034 there will be 170,000 more residents... View Article

Compact kitchens

For landlords and specifiers in social housing, there is a constant quest for balancing budgets with longevity throughout their properties – particularly when it comes to kitchens. Bob Andrew of Elfin Kitchens explains how the latest pre-built compact kitchens offer... View Article

The key to everything

Victor D’Allancé of Intratone explains how intelligent access control systems can keep maintenance simple for housing managers and provide the best security for tenants Managers of apartment blocks and those in charge of access to social housing face similar problems... View Article

Making key management easy

Tim Hill from Keyzapp explains how combining contactless tags and cloud-based software helped two housing associations solve an age-old problem For housing associations key management can be a real headache. Keeping track of hundreds or even thousands of keys is... View Article

Intelligent tanks

David White of Mixergy explains why housing associations and landlords should consider installing intelligent hot water tanks, detailing the vast array of benefits they can bring both landlords and tenants We now live in a world where macro industry themes... View Article

Let’s end this ‘cladding confusion.’

It is now more than two years since the Grenfell Tower fire. The government needs to move more quickly to bring confidence back to residents and the cladding sector alike, says Peter Johnson, chairman of Vivalda Group. Credit where it’s... View Article

Bespoke, handmade bronze windows and doors

Architectural Bronze Casements make bespoke, handmade bronze windows, doors, screens and secondary glazing. Bronze is an exciting and traditional alternative to steel and aluminium. Made from architectural bronze which is strong, long lasting and visually appealing, bronze casements offer fine... View Article

ESi – heating controls for all homes

ESi offers a range of programmers that enables the installer to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations, providing separate timed heating control for living and sleeping zones in a home, while also providing timed control of hot water.... View Article

KEMPEROL 2K-PUR Turns 20

A liquid roofing and waterproofing system, which was the first of its kind to be launched in the UK, has turned 20. KEMPEROL 2K-PUR, which is manufactured by Kemper System, has retained its unique market position over the last two... View Article

Freefoam release new cladding brochure

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new cladding brochure – The Complete Cladding Solution. Featuring all PVC-UE cladding products within the range – the Single Shiplap in white and woodgrain options, the popular Fortex... View Article

University campus gets a facelift

The merger of two educational institutions involved an extensive building project with conversions of existing buildings and the construction of a new one. The newly constructed ‘Building B’ is clad with approximately 1,800 m2 of perforated corten, manufactured and supplied... View Article

AVT battles the elements

Air Vent Technology Ltd have helped design a sophisticated ventilation system to suit the requirements of the kiln room area of Interfish Ltd at Plymouth. The company needed a system which could cope with the special demands encountered in a... View Article