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passenger lift

Whether looking for a replacement lift or new lift for a building project, selecting the right passenger lift for a housing project can be a challenge. Many different factors need to be considered carefully to ensure that the selected lift is right for the building, and the lift specification, despite sometimes a myriad of choice, options and configurations, does not cause long-term headaches for property managers.

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funding

It’s not too late to give your headquarters a last minute Christmas present and it needn’t cost you a penny.
Take advantage of the £1 billion decarbonisation fund to upgrade your heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems whilst reducing your environmental impact.
If you are working with any public sector or Local Authority housing association, then this decarbonisation scheme is a huge step forward towards the nation’s goal of net zero by 2050.
• Applications for the grant close on the 11th January 2021
• Projects do not have to be completed until September 2021

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Espag handle

Carl F Groupco, the major stockist of Yale hardware, has added the affordable and stylish new Quartus Espag handle to its catalogue. Featuring the leading lock manufacturer’s coveted push to unlatch mechanism, the Yale Quartus is available in a new colour range including champagne gold, satin black and enhanced silver for improved consistency in colour matching. The comprehensive colour range also includes chrome and white finishes ensuring that this new addition will look elegant in every setting.

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Water heaters

Ariston’s electric water heaters boast the best in-class ErP ratings available, providing landlords a wide choice of options with which to maximise the energy efficiency of their rental properties. Products such as the Andris Lux, Aures Slim Multi and Velis Evo also ensure greater annual savings, as well as exceptionally reliable levels of performance – providing tenants with lashings of hot water all year round.

In order to meet the Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency standards (EPC band E) for domestic private rented properties, as stipulated in the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations, landlords should embrace the most efficient products available – including the latest electric water heaters from Ariston.

 

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smarter home safer communities

This month will see the launch of Smarter Homes, Safer Communities powered by Aico. This virtual conference marks the beginning of Aico’s advance into facilitating and holding events within the housing sector.

Smarter Homes, Safer Communities powered by Aico is a two-part virtual conference covering the current challenges the housing sector is facing, the advancements in technology and the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) in housing.

 

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Willowdene Rehabilitation

As part of their ongoing support to Willowdene Rehabilitation, Aico have facilitated the redecoration of the reception area of the facility and the production of a corporate brochure.

Through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, ‘Aico in the Community’, Aico have supported Willowdene Rehabilitation throughout 2020 as part of ‘Everything Shropshire’, the nominated charity of the year in support of the High Sheriff of Shropshire Dean Harris. The ‘Aico in the Community’ programme provides each Aico colleague with multiple days to participate in CSR activities, with many colleagues choosing to volunteer at Willowdene Rehabilitation.

 

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white doors

Simplicity in design is often thought to be the secret to creating timeless fashions and one way to achieve that desired blank canvas, is by using flush white doors.  This opportunity to rejuvenate and add a fresh clean look to interiors has now been given new impetus and inspiration with the introduction of the White Collection from Vicaima, a selection of quality interior doors for home, hospitality and commercial projects.

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