Applying ISO 55001 for Asset Management - The Magna Journey

Magna Housing is a community-based housing association owning and managing over 8,500 homes to let and around 350 shared ownership homes.


Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (“the Homes Act”) applies to dwellings let wholly or mainly for human habitation (in both the social and private rented sectors)


Connecting energy efficiency and social sustainability – innovative approaches to housing and retrofitting in Freiburg, Germany

Since the 1990s, as one of the world’s leading examples of sustainable urban development, the German city of Freiburg has received numerous awards. It is home to new city districts like Vauban and Rieselfeld, both renowned for hosting a high quality of life.


Emerging Trends in Construction

In January 2020 I presented at the National Housing Maintenance Forum Conference on the theme of Emerging Trends in Construction. I wanted to focus on the undercurrents that I think will significantly affect social housing organisations as construction clients over the next few years.


NHMF Proposed Incorporation to a CIO results

Thank you to everyone who voted on the proposed NHMF structure change to a CIO.


NHMF Proposed Incorporation to a CIO

The NHMF Executive and Committee have reviewed the structure and its ongoing activities and have decided to pursue options for taking the NHMF from an unincorporated body to one that is incorporated.


Liz Circuit

With great sadness we announce that Liz Circuit, former secretary of the NHMF, passed away on the 26th July, 2019.


Getting the right fit

In March 2018 the Contractor Forum met for the first time since the new committee was established. With 36 members, many new, the room represented contractors from all walks of social housing maintenance life.


Summerland to Grenfell - 44 years of un-learning

The death toll of the Grenfell Tower fire makes it one of the worst peacetime building fires of the last hundred years, not only in the United Kingdom but in the whole of Western Europe. Of these, it is the only one that was in a residential building.


The skills shortage – training the next generation

The NHMF’s mission is to be the centre of excellence for improving property performance and its best practice website is a free resource to help social landlords be efficient, effective and economic in complying with their health and safety requirements.


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