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Published on 5th February 2020

Coming up: The Ideal Home Show this spring

The 2020 event at Olympia London will include ‘The Future Living Home’, focusing on the latest home technology, tomorrow’s interior trends and ways to make home life sustainable.

Look out also for celebrity talks, interior inspiration, expert advice on home project plans and show gardens. If that’s not enough to tempt you, there will be an Eat and Drink Festival too.

The Ideal Home Show is the world’s longest running exhibition, established in 1908 by the Daily Mail, when the UK’s first ‘skyscraper’ – The Royal Liver Building in Liverpool – was being constructed. Since then, the exhibition has proved perennially popular. In 1957, attendance topped a record-breaking 1.5 million visitors.

The show is on for just over two weeks, from Friday 27 March to Monday 13 April.

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Published on 5th February 2020

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Published on 5th February 2020

Spotlight: Health and Safety for Flats and Developments

As a leading property managing agent, we take our clients Health and Safety responsibilities seriously. In our latest guide, we introduce the main regulations our clients meet and the key topics.

Our new factsheet explains how we carry out timely, thorough risk assessments of all properties under our care. You’ll also find information on everything from asbestos building materials to electrical safety and what to do if there’s a fire.

Directors of a Residents Management Company (RMC) or Right To Manage Company (RTMC) should make sure they’re familiar with all relevant Health and Safety matters. Every year, there are criminal law prosecutions over major breaches.

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New government measures for property safety standards
Published on 5th February 2020

New government measures: Improving building safety standards

“The government is committed to bringing about the biggest change in building safety for a generation,” says Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

A regulator will be at the heart of a new regime, and established as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), overseeing the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings.

The regulator’s role will include publishing consolidated guidance for building owners. Other initiatives include a proposal to extend the cladding ban following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower and a consultation on fire sprinklers, proposing lowering the height threshold for these in new buildings. More widely, a Fire Safety Bill is set to be introduced to Parliament.

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Published on 5th February 2020

Lots more news: Join us on Instagram

Our properties. Our people. Our culture. Take a look at the Gateway Group on our ever-growing Instagram account.

You’ll see that The Meridian Waterside development in Southampton is looking absolutely stunning. The dynamic scheme combines the best in waterside and city living, complete with a new park and riverside walkway. We’re proud to be part of the new neighbourhood as the managing agent. The next phases are currently under construction, bringing much-needed new homes to the area.

It’s also great to receive positive feedback. Being described as “night and day from what we had before” really did make the team’s day at Gateway Property Management.

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