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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.


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Net zero carbon and existing stock: Q&A briefing

With the UK committed to achieving a ‘net zero carbon’ economy by 2050, energy use in homes, particularly existing homes, must be substantially reduced so as not to contribute to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions


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NHMF Proposed Incorporation to a CIO results

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


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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.


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Dampness, mould growth and insulation problems

Q. How should social landlords respond to reports of dampness, condensation and mould growth which are suspected of being due to defective wall insulation?


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Condensation, damp and mould - innovative approach to reducing problems

Thamesmead has about 4,500 properties which were taken over by the Peabody Group in 2014. It was the first time in a generation it had been owned by a single, well-resourced body. Since this acquisition, Peabody has been fighting continuously to maintain these properties, spending well over a million pounds repairing them and compensating residents for issues resulting from damp and mould.



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Liz Circuit

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


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Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018: Q&A briefing May 2019

An amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 that requires all landlords (private and social) to ensure that their properties, including any common parts of the building, are fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout.


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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.


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The centre of excellence for improving property performance

The National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) is an unincorporated trade body set up to represent organisations that are licensed users of the NHF Schedule of Rates (M3NHF Schedule of Rates) and related products