Burst pipes are the most common cause of home insurance claims in the UK  and cost an average of £3,500 in damage to property and contents. The expense is not the worst of it, months of disruption follows as the property is dried out and repaired.
Frost is the greatest threat to water services throughout the winter. UK Water Regulations require any fitting or apparatus to be correctly insulated to prevent frost, unless in a location that is heated for more than 12 hours a day . It seems obvious when you are scraping the ice from the car on a frosty morning. However, the insurance claims show that many homeowners, landlords and occupiers seem to be unaware of this requirement.
UK Boxings’ pipe & fire sprinkler boxing and boiler casings have been used for more than 20 years by social housing contractors, local authorities and housing associations across the UK, to conceal all types of plumbing services including fire sprinkler systems, boiler and central heating pipework.
With more than 85 years’ experience, Sidey is in the top 10 of the UK’s biggest fenestration companies. With all round expertise in commercial, new build, trade and domestic windows, doors, glazing and offsite construction, Sidey works with Housing Associations around the UK to deliver affordable homes to rent and buy.
Aluminium decking specialists AliDeck have announced the launch of a new addition to their range of non-combustible metal decking products; the AliDeck Lite Board.
Designed specifically to meet the needs of the retrofit and replacement market, AliDeck developed the low-profile Lite Board following conversations with public sector property managers.
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.
A poll of tenanted households, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Safeguard Europe, the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology, has revealed a new North-South divide. Renters living in the South are more likely to encounter damp and mould in their homes than those living in the North.
The poll of 1,154 tenants, conducted earlier this year, found that in London, the East of England and the South East, the highest proportion of tenants reported encountering damp or mould while living in rented accommodation at 63%, 60% and 56% respectively. Meanwhile, fewer tenants had experienced such problems in the East Midlands, the North East and Scotland at 39%, 39% and 40% respectively.