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Research by the Royal College of General Practitioners revealed a 114 per cent increase in people visiting their GP with hay fever symptoms in 2014, as more people took action against the seasonal condition.
It is therefore hardly surprising that EnviroVent, a leading ventilation manufacturer, has seen a rise in sales of its ventilation systems that may help to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies.Read more
Rory Percival, Technical Manager at ventilation system manufacturer EnviroVent, looks at the impact that the new ErP (Energy related Products) Directive (residential and non-residential) could have on the ventilation systems that are specified and installed.Read more
Paul Croughan, National Account Manager at EnviroVent looks at the challenge facing specifiers of how to effectively lower a property’s Dwelling Emission Rate (DER).Read more
Air tightness and energy efficiency are key considerations for builders of new homes, but here Paul Croughan, National Key Account Manager for EnviroVent, looks at how good ventilation is equally important.
“Legislation is driving the increasing air tightness of new homes, therefore improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. This can, however, give rise to another issue – condensation, leading to damp and mould, unless it is addressed through adequate ventilation.Read more
Ask any landlord or letting agent what their major causes of tenant complaints are during the winter time and one answer will always dominate – mould.
It is no surprise that mould growth is listed as a Category 1 hazard under the Housing Health and Safety Rating system (HHSRS). In 2009, the World Health Organisation (WHO) produced a report on indoor air quality. The report highlighted that poor indoor air quality poses a risk to human health. This is particularly increased where tenants spend a large proportion of their time within their home, such as the elderly or disabled.Read more
Earlier this month, we caught up with Rebecca McLean, EnviroVent's Marketing Director who is leading the way when it comes to making people aware of the importance of indoor air quality and shared her top tips for improving the air quality in your home.Read more
Many tenants tend to ignore the early signs of condensation and never mention it to their landlord until the problem has exacerbated, causing mould to spread across your walls, windows and ceilings. Despite the problem lingering for months beforehand the tenant then expects you to solve the problem in a timely manner and completely redecorate the damage that has been done.Read more
As the clocks change and the evenings get darker, we are reminded that the winter weather is just around the corner. During the winter months, we start to feel the cold more and this brings our attention to the damp and condensation that has been lurking in our properties.Read more
According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), new mortgage lending in August was up 13% on the same period last year, making it the highest August level for six years. £18.6bn of new money from banks and other lenders went into the housing market last month, taking the gross mortgage lending in the year to £203bn.Read more
According to recent research published by Shelter, over 80% of homes on the market are unaffordable for first-time buyers. Add to this a BBC report, highlighting 62 areas across the country which are less affordable than London (yes, less affordable than London), the way forward is clear - we need to build more affordable housing!Read more