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together in lockdown

A rare disaster in the form of pandemic has temporarily brought the world to its knees. As countries scrabble to fight an invisible enemy, the world has been put in lockdown. The subsequent collapse in activity that has resulted from this is unlike anything experienced in living memory; the word ‘unprecedented’ is bandied about in daily parlance. Housing Association Magazine’s Joe Bradbury discusses COVID-19

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SureCav’s range of cavity wall solutions for Construction

SureCav, a pioneering brand of cavity wall membrane, announces a significant increase in the sales of SureCav25 YoY since its launch in 2016, quickly catching up the sales of the original product line, SureCav50. It now accounts for 40% of the company’s sales.

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homes development

With a solid track record in managing large scale projects for Telford Homes, aluminium building systems supplier Technal and installer Ravenworth have completed a two-million pound systems package to provide high performance windows, doors and curtain walling for its latest East London residential development, The Forge, which includes a clever public surveillance solution.

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waterproofing solution on new-build project

When approached to work on a large residential new-build housing project in Walthamstow, leading waterproofing and roofing expert, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd was on-hand to provide the ideal solution with Approved Contractor, T & T Roofing Limited.

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change

Where were you when the world changed? How were you positioned? Were you standing at the beginning of a promising career or easing your way out of one? Were you struggling? Coronavirus has swept the world by storm, wrenching the floor from under us. Suspended in limbo, with time to reflect, were we really so perfect? Or were we getting things wrong? Freelance editor Joe Bradbury discusses what changes in perception could be made to better view the subjects of class and social housing:

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mental health

As the bulk of the nation starts to work from home, what effect can this have on wellbeing and mental health?
With the country entering a lockdown phase, we are all being asked to stay home and only venture out on essential journeys.
This self-isolation will take some getting used to and people will quickly get beyond the ‘holiday-mode’ feeling that some seem to have eagerly embraced.
As a mental health first aider, this is where I wonder how the current Coronavirus pandemic will affect us and I would therefore urge everyone to show as much compassion and tolerance as possible in these strange and difficult times.

 

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balconies

It is a fact that balconies are proven to enhance lifestyle and improve wellbeing. An enclosed balcony by Sunparadise, the new name for Windoor balconies, are more useable than a traditional open only balcony, especially in the cooler months of spring and autumn. Housing Association Magazine takes a look at independent living project Vaughan Place in Shropshire, which features Sunparadise’s enclosed system.

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