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effective ventilation

Putting effective ventilation in the spotlight

Dave Cook, chair of the Property Care Association’s Residential Ventilation Group, sets out the trade body’s work in highlighting the issue of effective ventilation and its relevance to the construction and property sectors.
Low carbon technologies

Bridging the gap between intended and actual performance of low carbon technologies

Dr Terry Keech’s recent study into the barriers to achieving mass low carbon social housing has highlighted the knock-on effect planning policy can have on the entire supply chain. Here, he explains why
whistleblowers

BBA works to provide a safe space for whistleblowers

Whistleblowers play an essential role in exposing malpractice and failings in the construction industry, yet the complex legal arrangements surrounding their protection deters some from coming forward. The British Board of Agrement is working to create a more coordinated approach to ensure serious concerns are properly addressed
Approved inspectors

The Hackitt Review: Where it went wrong on approved inspectors

The Hackitt Review made a number of recommendations that will improve safety throughout the lifetime of a building. However, argues Paul Wilkins, it got it wrong on the role of private approved inspectors
Good acoustics

The value of good acoustics in housebuilding

Excessive noise is not just an irritant – it can have a real impact on our quality of life, health and wellbeing. David Garritt, a member of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), signposts professionals in the housebuilding sector to some of the ways acoustics can help mitigate the issue
retrospective structural defects insurance

Advantage AHCI’s guide to retrospective insurance

In this guide, Advantage (AHCI) will be walking you through what retrospective structural defects insurance means for you and your home, and how you can go about obtaining a warranty for yourself.
Hackitt Review

Grenfell: The British Safety Council voices its concerns in response to the Hackitt Review

David Parr, policy and technical director at the British Safety Council, examines the final recommendations of the Hackitt Review into fire safety and building regulations
Building a Safer Future

Construction Industry Council responds to Hackitt reforms

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published its response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future’ report, commissioned by government following the Grenfell Tower fire
crime prevention initiatives

Police Crime Prevention Academy: A new generation of crime prevention qualifications

September 2018 marks the launch and delivery of the first externally accredited crime prevention learning and development programme for more than 50 years
protection chemicals

PCA takes action to keep vital protection chemicals in safe hands

A national trade body is taking pre-emptive action to help secure access to vital products used in the protection and preservation of UK buildings
Living with dementia

Feeling at home: How do we design dementia-friendly environments?

The Centre for Accessible Environments examines some of the key considerations in creating inclusive designs for people living with dementia
framework providers

LHC frameworks: Helping you navigate the procurement minefield

Ian Brown, Client Support Manager for LHC’s north region, shares his views on why framework providers, LHC’s partnerships work.
refurbishment sector

Government measures to improve fire safety bring security into the refurbishment sector for the...

New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
retirement homes

Research reveals most desired retirement property features

Savoy Stewart analysed findings to find out the most desirable retirement property features and facilities older generations would pay more for.

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