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In our digitally driven society, it is easy to forget that there is still a meaningful proportion of homes that are not connected to the internet or have easy access to a laptop, tablet or smartphone. A recent Ofcom report found that six per cent of households were unconnected – not a huge percentage, but one that equates to about 1.7 million households.
By far the largest proportion of these homes without internet access had residents aged 75 and above, and included those households in the lowest income bracket and most financially vulnerable. It is not a far stretch to consider that a large majority of these are probably in social housing.
Ian Williams, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned property services companies; is delighted to report significant growth in the last financial year, increasing its sales from £92m to £122m with an improved net profit margin of 3.0%. This financial performance further demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to growth in a difficult market. The order book has also seen improvement thanks to the long-term nature of contracts secured, and now exceeds £500m. Importantly, future growth will be achieved, sustainably, through a strategic commitment to People, Planet and the Community.
Green roofs have become increasingly popular in the last decade, and in some cases, a mandatory requirement; providing an eco-friendly solution for enhancing building functionality and sustainability. But there isn’t a one-size-fits-all.
Housing Association Magazine is undoubtedly the go-to publication for manufacturers whose specific interest lies in the social and affordable housing sector.
Featuring the latest news, events, services, products and innovations, HA also hosts regular informative features, hot topics and key information written by our experienced editorial team. HA Magazine is the definitive resource for specifiers and professionals who want to keep up-to-date with their industry.
Our figures speak for themselves, with a readership of over 8,000 specifiers in print and a further 7,000+ digital subscribers, advertising in HA will ensure your product or service is seen by over 15,000 relevant decision-makers across the sector.
Our premium printed publication is supported by a strong online presence consisting of a dynamic and intuitive website, a digital edition of our magazine and an ever-growing community of engaged Twitter followers. HA delivers industry news that is relevant to specifiers of social and affordable housing; all in a clear, sleek and easy-to-read format.
Airtech, the condensation, mould and radon specialists, is once again supporting UK Radon Awareness Week (6 - 12 November 2023) by helping raise awareness of the gas. Run by the UK Radon Association, this year’s UK Radon Awareness Week is aiming to ensure members of the public have a greater awareness and understanding of radon and the health risks it poses. Airtech is therefore advising households, private landlords and employers, to learn about radon and its health effects and to carry out a radon test in homes and workplaces to help protect families and employees.
National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week is calling for the whole social housing supply chain to unite behind ‘Together for Safety’, a new movement to improve resident safety.
The Week, spearheaded by the Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals (ASCP), is an annual event dedicated to shining a spotlight on safety and compliance at an operational, strategic, and cultural level. It also supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s calls to act faster and address safety cultural issues in the sector. And with the advent of The Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023, the ASCP believes that the Week also has a role in helping to redefine the standards of social housing in the UK. Now in its third year, the campaign will launch a new movement ‘Together for Safety’. This movement recognises that no one person or department, or organisation can deliver safe homes for residents – it involves the whole supply chain coming together.
FERRO is a premium range of highly durable and weather resistant external door blanks from leading brand Moralt.
Available in the UK from leading independent distributor, James Latham, the FERRO collection comprises some of the most robust external blanks currently available on the market.
Made from top-quality natural and engineered timbers, what sets FERRO blanks apart is that each one contains two thermally isolated solid steel stabilising bars in its core, helping to prevent bowing and warping.