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Lowering Dwelling Emission Rates (DER) through effective ventilation

Lowering Dwelling Emission Rates (DER) through effective ventilation

13/02/2015

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).

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Good ventilation - an essential element in new homes

Good ventilation - an essential element in new homes

20/01/2015

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.

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Banish condensation and mould complaints this winter

Banish condensation and mould complaints this winter

24/10/2014

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.

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14 ways to help reduce condensation in your property

14 ways to help reduce condensation in your property

10/10/2014

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.

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Why we need to build more affordable housing

Why we need to build more affordable housing

26/08/2014

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!

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Tough choices for social housing providers

Tough choices for social housing providers

22/07/2014

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.

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Urgent mould and condensation problems repaired rapidly

Urgent mould and condensation problems repaired rapidly

13/01/2014

If you’re an asset manager you will be familiar with ‘services and maintenance’, whether you are managing a multitude of properties or not, problems arise throughout the year that need immediate attention.

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Do rising energy costs make you vulnerable to condensation?

Do rising energy costs make you vulnerable to condensation?

09/12/2013

Each year millions of people in the UK struggle to keep warm in winter. Adding to the misery of stretched household budgets are rising energy costs - to many the prospect of Christmas certainly is not a merry one!

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Asset Managers, plan ahead with the Filterless Infinity

Asset Managers, plan ahead with the Filterless Infinity

04/11/2013

Housing associations have been in the position to pre-plan their housing maintenance for years, and now, thanks to the self financing system introduced in April 2012, local authorities are able to do the same.

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Rapid response for urgent mould and condensation repairs

Rapid response for urgent mould and condensation repairs

04/10/2013

As the temperatures drop, many tenants across the nation are waking up to the familiar sight of condensation on their windows. As the clocks go back and the season changes, black mould appears and the problem escalates. In some cases the problem could be reoccurring, for whatever reason the condensation problem just won’t seem to go away.

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