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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
Over the last couple of years, EnviroVent has gone from strength to strength, our R&D team have developed numerous new innovations; and, as a result, we’ve grown at a rapid pace! So, to make sure that we keep on offering our customers a great service, we have acquired a new warehouse and despatch facility.Read more
The number of people in the UK suffering from hay fever is expected to double over the next 2 decades according to experts at the National Pollen Research Unit. This is due to an increase in the level of traffic pollution in our towns and cities. There are currently around 15 million hay fever sufferers across the UK. Hay fever is an allergy to pollen which is produced by plants, trees and flowers, and the most common pollen allergy is to grass.Read more
In April 2013, the Government introduced the controversial ‘under occupancy rule’ to housing benefit as part of its welfare reforms. Claimants with one extra bedroom could lose 14% of their housing benefit whilst those with two extra bedrooms face losing 25% of their housing benefit. Many people have found themselves in a position where they can’t afford to pay the shortfall, increasing the risk of rent arrears and eviction. It’s a vicious circle that could end up costing housing providers a stack of cash, which in turn will effect their cash flow.Read more