residential housing


FIREX welcomes the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group – Dedicated seminar sessions for housing association and local authorities to attend

FIREX is delighted to welcome the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group (NSHFSG) and its members to this year’s show at London's ExCeL. Read More

Residential property management firm highlights improved efficiencies with digital fire logbooks

Scott Castle has highlighted how digital fire logbooks have helped improve efficiencies at the company across its portfolio of sites. Read More

Watford Community Housing carries out multi-sensor fire safety upgrades on high-rise blocks

Two high-rise blocks under Watford Community Housing’s have upgraded their fire safety systems using a Grade D LD1 fire detection system. Read More

Sadiq Khan is “extremely concerned” over lack of progress made by government since the first phase of Grenfell Inquiry

According to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, ministers have “failed to complete a single recommendation” from the first phase of the Grenfell Inquiry. Read More

Major fire at block of flats and offices in Whitechapel

A major fire has broken out on the 17th floor of a block of flats in the Whitechapel/Aldgate area of London. Read More

New fire safety guides introduced in Scotland

Multiple new fire safety guides have been introduced in Scotland, including practical guidance for existing high-rise domestic buildings. Read More

Council takes legal action against tenants who refuse to have fire smoke detectors repaired

Four people in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, received warrants to enforce access to their homes in order to carry out fire safety work. Read More

Leaseholders granted access to new online service to track remediation of high-risk buildings

A new government service to hold building owners to account for remediation works has been launched. Read More

Fire in New York apartments leaves 17 dead

At 11AM on 9th January, a fire took hold in a New York apartment building, leaving 19 people dead and over 30 being sent to hospital. Read More

Report highlights impacts of building safety crisis on mental health of leaseholders

A study has revealed the impacts on the mental health of leaseholders who are stuck in their flats and face huge costs for remediation of fire safety issues. Read More

High-rise Amsterdam towers receive intumescent coating for improved fire protection

FIRETEX FX6002 has been chosen as part of an intumescent coating system for fire protection of a residential and hotel development in Amsterdam. Read More

How property managers can improve security for delivery management

Here, Swiftlane explores several options available to property and building managers to ensure delivery processes are as secure as possible. Read More

Plumis’ Automist Smartscan Hydra – How the award-winning fire protection system is safeguarding vulnerable social housing residents

IFSEC Global speaks to Plumis to discuss the company’s recent Fire Project of the Year Award win at the SFE Awards. Read More

Top five residential security trends to watch for in 2022

Blake Kozak from Omdia explores the top five trends in the residential security market to look out for in 2022. Read More

Tel Aviv residential complex utilising facial recognition to protect tenants from COVID-related threats

Gindi TLV, a complex in Tel Aviv, maintains the safety of its community by using Oosto’s face and object recognition. Read More

Gove admits ‘mistakes made’ in cladding crisis, questions leaseholder responsibility for costs and revokes advice on low-rise buildings

Safety advice released after the Grenfell Tower Fire that has led to hundreds of low-rise buildings being deemed unsafe, is to be withdrawn. Read More



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