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15.09.2022 by Ventro

4 Fire Door Regulations You Need to Know

Fire doors are an essential aspect of fire safety for any property. They’re designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke in a building for long periods. This ensures escape routes are protected so people can evacuate a building safely and provides more time for firefighters to extinguish a fire.

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22.08.2022 by Farah Malik

Choosing the right type of material for your doors and windows

Windows and doors play a big part in the look of a building, and due to their continuous use, they need to be fit for purpose. It is therefore essential to consider the quality of material used to produce these windows and doors because this will impact how long they can last and reduce the amount of upkeep required.

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18.08.2022 by Farah Malik

Asset Safety and Compliance event - Helping you to prioritise property safety

Asset Safety and Compliance is a critical topic for those responsible for safeguarding residents of any public or social housing building. Maintaining the upkeep of a property to ensure safety for everyone who uses it is absolutely essential.

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17.08.2022 by Clive Feeney, Interim Group Managing Director at LHC

MMC: redressing the balance through construction innovation

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is increasingly recognised as a key solution to solving the UK’s housing crisis. In recent years it has carved a place in government policy, with Homes England placing it at the forefront of future housing development.

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15.08.2022 by Ventro

How Are Internal Fire Doors Fitted?

A fire door is an internal door built to slow down the spread of fire or smoke throughout a building, allowing more time for evacuation should a fire incident occur on a premises.

Due to their importance in protecting lives, it’s crucial they’re suitably fitted and regularly inspected. This article will explain how a fire door should be fitted to ensure maximum safety, from the types of materials used to staying on top of maintenance.

 

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28.07.2022 by Emily Bull

Procuring Energy Efficiency Measures

The climate and biodiversity crises combined with the cost-of-living increase and its impact on fuel poverty has highlighted the importance behind the need to retrofit our existing buildings. The second wave of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund opening will enable some of this work to get started and offers great flexibility to upgrade your housing stock to achieve EPC ‘C’, as part of the journey towards Net Zero by 2050.

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21.07.2022 by Sam Whiting

Construction materials price increases - Thoughts on best practices within a volatile market

Since the start of the pandemic, material prices in construction have risen sharply, and now, factors such as the war in Ukraine and inflation have only exasperated things.  

Timber, steel, concrete, and tiles for roofing have seen the biggest increases. However, other materials have seen significant increases, too, such as plastics, quarry, and other metals such as aluminium, lead, cast iron, and copper.

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09.06.2022 by Farah Malik, Marketing & Communications Officer

Why must the public sector prioritise net zero solutions in their construction and refurbishment projects?

On the 27th of June 2019, the government declared the net zero emissions law. This required the UK to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and achieve net zero by 2050. However, for this to happen, significant changes must be made. For example, in their heat and building strategy, the government has outlined that they require high-efficiency, low-carbon buildings to help meet their target.

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09.06.2022 by Elaine Elkington, interim Managing Director

The power of offsite homes for unlocking levelling up

Modern methods of construction (MMC) are increasingly viewed as a way to deal with the UK’s housing problems, thanks to increased production speed and the quality of the final product. LHC interim Managing Director, Elaine Elkington investigates how this approach also supports the Government’s levelling up agenda.

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17.05.2022 by Asha Patel, Strategy, Innovation and Growth Director, LHC

Applying ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ together – a provider and supplier perspective

Five months on from Professor David Mosey’s ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ report, I meet Claire Bailey-Jones, head of business development from Novus Property Solutions – a supplier with which LHC Group has a longstanding working relationship – to discuss the key lessons the sector can learn to make tangible, practical differences.

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