residential housing


New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One set to come into force

Planning Gateway One will ensure that fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted. Read More

FIA and NFCC release new Premises Information Box (PIB) Code of Practice for residential buildings

The FIA and National Fire Chiefs' Council have released a new Code of Practice for Premises Information Boxes (PIBs) in residential buildings. Read More

Disagreements exposed over personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people and stay put policies in high-rises

Disagreement has broken out over the role of personal emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities in high rise blocks. Read More

FireAngel launches AI gateway to ‘connect alarms, enhance data and improve fire safety in social housing’

FireAngel has launched its New Generation Cellular Gateway to offer improved levels of fire safety for social housing properties. Read More

C-TEC’s Hush ActiV fire alarm system specified for apartment block to improve resident safety

A luxury apartment block in Bolton has specified C-TEC’s new Hush ActiV domestic fire alarm system to improve protection for residents. Read More

Futureproofing fire alarm systems – Apollo’s Salvy Vittozzi on Waking Watch replacements and the future of fire safety

Salvy Vittozzi discusses the latest guidance in high-rise residential, the need for clear legislation and what lies ahead for fire safety. Read More

New regulations on sprinklers in Scotland for multi-occupancy residential buildings

Guidance has been published for the house building industry ahead of new regulations on fire suppression systems coming into effect next year from the Scottish Government. Read More

House project highlights aesthetic benefits of aspirating smoke detection

An aspirating smoke detection system (ASD) from Patol has helped an award-winning architect to achieve the clean lines he wanted for a dramatic new house project. Read More

Is it time to take a remote approach to fire safety?

How can advancements in IoT and connected technologies help the fire safety sector maintain and manage housing portfolios? Read More

Aico launches Smarter Homes, Safer Communities virtual conference

This month will see part two of Aico’s Smarter Homes, Safer Communities virtual conference take place, covering the current challenges the housing sector is facing. Read More

Residential CCTV installation sees “huge rise in demand” as security concerns grow

As the UK population grows anxious due to the impact of COVID-19, one CCTV installer believes this is leading to a rise in demand for security devices for residential properties. Read More

“Over half of UK burglaries happen when someone is home”

Statistics show that home security should be a top priority, as 58% of burglaries happen when someone is in the home according to a report from the ONS. Read More

C-TEC reveals schedule of CPD-training events on residential fire alarm systems

Life-safety systems manufacturer C-TEC has announced a series of free, CPD-certified training events about ‘Fire Alarm Systems for Domestic Dwellings’. Read More

WATCH: Fire safety in housing – highlights from Westminster

Organised by Frankham RMS in partnership with Engie and Gerda, ‘Fire Safety in Housing – preparing for a changing landscape’ examined the findings of the Hackitt Report and potential outcomes for housing providers, tenants and those who service and supply the housing sector. Read More

Housing fire safety: it’s time to ACT

A free seminar will explore possible outcomes from the Hackitt Review recommendations in terms of their impact on the rights of tenants and the legal obligations of housing providers and those who service and supply the housing sector. Read More

A fire safety question for housing providers: Do you really know your buildings?

Prescribing an ‘as built’ fire strategy to plug knowledge gaps, Ben Freeman of Independent fire Inspections Ltd (a FIREX exhibitor) and Simon Ince of Ascent Fire Safety expand on the collaboration work they’ve done with a local authority housing provider. Read More



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