Titon has introduced the new FireSafe™ Air Brick – a non-combustible compact inlet/outlet grille suitable for new and refurbished houses and apartments. Designed with architects, mechanical engineers, contractors and local authorities in mind, the product is an upgrade of Titon’s (plastic) Q Plus High Flow Brick and can easily be built into external walls during construction.
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:
The Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals (ASCP) has joined forces with CORGI Technical Services to launch a nationwide campaign, in a bid to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus across social housing.
Calling on the Government to support the social housing sector, both organisations have come together in partnership with social landlords across the UK, to campaign for an extension to regulatory gas services and safety check deadlines to be granted.
The ASCP, who through its 800 members is responsible for gas safety in over 2.5 million social homes, has received an avalanche of industry support from local authorities and housing associations, with hundreds responding to highlight their concerns and add their weight by also contacting their local MPs for support.
The housing association sector is today setting out how it is supporting residents during the coronavirus outbreak, in a statement coordinated by the National Housing Federation.
Since the outbreak began, housing associations have been working closely with residents, local government, the NHS and others local partners and charities to keep residents safe and supported in their homes. Many have been supporting older residents who are at greater risk - ensuring they stay active, healthy and safe in their homes, and checking what support networks of friends and family they have in place. Supported housing providers are doing all their can to ensure vulnerable people in shared accommodation stay safe including rough sleepers and victims of domestic violence. Others are keeping vital services running and helping communities to respond in a challenging and uncertain environment.
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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.
New Year’s Eve lies well behind us now as a milestone, sadly marking the end of another year of failure in housing policy. Home ownership feels like an impossible dream for the masses. Untold numbers of people are being pushed into homelessness. Where is it all going wrong? Housing Association Magazine’s Joe Bradbury takes a look: