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Go Plastic sustainable plastic products

Editor Victoria Galligan talks to the team at Goplastic to find out how housing associations are benefitting from the firm’s durable, sustainable materials…

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Wandle Housing Association – The Taper Building

Wandle, the south London housing association has completed its Section.106 affordable homes development designed by Marchini Curran Architects at the Taper Building, 175 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1, providing 38 new homes.

The development was undertaken by Peveril Securities Long Lane and built by Tolent Construction. Pellings, was the consultancy, acting as Employer’s Agent for Wandle.

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Complaints

Dissatisfied homeowners and tenants will have simple and quick access to help when things go wrong, thanks to new plans announced by Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.

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The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 28-31 March 2019, The NEC, Birmingham

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place from 28-31 March 2019, at The NEC, Birmingham.

Providing a wealth of industry knowledge from more than 500 exhibitors and 16 free daily seminars and masterclasses, the event is a premium showcase of cutting-edge products and services by specialist companies from a wide variety of industries including kitchens; bathrooms; doors and windows; extensions and conversions; eco and heating; architecture; design; financial services; planning permissions and many more. People can also interact with real case studies to find out the most common obstacles they might face during their self-build and renovation process.

The Advice Centre, a drop-in clinic for personalised, impartial guidance, is open to people who are keen to run ideas past industry leading specialists with years of experience in their fields. This section will see the return of the Ask the Builder area, where members of the Federation of Master Builders will offer tips to visitors on hiring accredited, highly skilled construction workers. 

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Government confirm council funding to crack down on rogue landlords

More than 50 councils across the country will share nearly £2.4 million of extra funding to crack down on rogue landlords, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced.

Whilst the majority of landlords provide decent homes for their tenants, the cash boost will enable local councils to step up action against the small minority who continue to flout the law and force vulnerable tenants such as young families to live in inadequate or unsafe housing.

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Nehemiah-HA

West Midlands-based Nehemiah Housing Association ended 2018 on a high, having recently taken ownership of 118 properties in Wolverhampton, after completing a competitive bid process to take ownership of the properties from PA Housing.

This takes Nehemiah's portfolio to 1,243 homes in the West Midlands and includes 492 properties across Wolverhampton for single people and families, McCalla House Retirement scheme in Graiseley and Seacole Court Young families scheme in Whitmore Reams and the newly acquired Shanti Niketan 26 bedroom sheltered scheme in Blakenhall from PA Housing.

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