residential housing


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

Watch: The funding crisis hampering fire safety upgrades in UK tower blocks

In this 56-second video we outline facts and figures that reveal how financial constraints are a serious impediment to remedying myriad shortcomings exposed by the worst UK fire in living memory. Read More

Residential landlords still haven’t learned Grenfell lessons – especially in social housing, survey reveals

Fewer than one in four (23%) private landlords have been in touch with tenants to discuss fire safety measures since the Grenfell Tower fire – and even fewer social landlords have done likewise. Read More

Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

The Tall Building Fire Safety Network, which offers regular courses and conferences on tall building fire safety management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for 2017/18. Read More

West London housing provider is first organisation certified to PAS 7 FRMS standard

A West London housing provider has become the first organisation to have its fire risk management system (FRMS) certified to the PAS 7:2013 standard. Read More

Theresa May calls for ‘major national investigation’ into use of cladding

The use of non-flame retardant cladding on tower blocks will be part of a ‘major national investigation’ – possibly attached to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry – reports have claimed. Read More

All 75 high-rises tested in wake of Grenfell tragedy fail fire safety standards

The government has said cladding on 75 buildings in 26 council areas had now failed fire safety tests – every single panel tested so far. Read More



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