Housing Association magazine brings you a round-up of the latest housing developments in the pipeline, and shares construction news in the social and affordable housing sectors…
For over 65 years, Sangamo has been manufacturing its famous Round Pattern Time Switches to the same high standard that was first achieved back in the 1950’s. With over 11 million units sold to date, the installation of a Sangamo Round Pattern Time Switch (RPTS) used to be a regular job for many electricians. Despite the electro-mechanical time switches being less common today, the company still reports sales of thousands of units each month, both as replacements and as brand new installations.
Keith Ridding discusses the best practice methods for specifying bathrooms in new or retrofit properties.
The use of assistive technology in housing is receiving additional relevance with the publication of new research and strategies.
According to Housing LIN, housing developers and providers can deliver enhanced benefits for residents by constructing more housing with care type properties(*). Toilet assistive technology manufacturer Closomat is urging that helpful fixtures are utilised to simultaneously deliver that independent living with care and reduce demand on healthcare services.
Vent-Axia, the market-leading British ventilation manufacturer, is delighted to have been named in the UK Business Superbrand list for 2019. The award follows robust independent research commissioned by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), which identifies the UK’s Superbrands in an annual league table. The ranking, which has been tracking the UK’s leading business-to-business (B2B) brands since 2001, recognises the company for quality, reliability and distinction.
The UK Business Superbrand is considered the Business-to-Business brand barometer. The annual Business Superbrand survey involves voting undertaken by marketing experts and business professionals. Brands do not apply or pay to be considered; rather an extensive database of UK brands is compiled using a wide range of sources from sector reports to industry league tables.
Leading trade paint brand Crown Trade has introduced an upgraded Ultimate Opacity formulation to its popular range of Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt emulsions which offers excellent coverage, increased scrubbability and a flawless finish.
The new high opacity formulation is available on Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt, as well as the matt versions of its Clean Extreme Anti-Bacterial and Mould Inhibiting paints. Developed to not only match but exceed the performance characteristics of the popular Clean Extreme range, the new water-based Ultimate Opacity option offers increased scrubbability and excellent flow as well as being quick-drying and low-odour.