Free BS 5839 Part 6 Update Workshop – do you know the changes?

The British Standards Institution’s recent update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, outlines the code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic properties. You may be using this as your installation guide, to ensure that you fit to the government recommendations, so it is important to…

Tender opportunity is now live!

CHIC, acting on behalf of its members is procuring Phase 2 of our new Building Works Framework, covering the supply of a broad range of internal and external building works for use in the housing and related construction sectors. The framework of service providers covers the installation, replacement, refurbishment, improvement and repair of Multiple Building Elements, Restricted Mobility Adaptations and Decorations, including Pre-Decoration repairs All…

The Future of Fire Doors: A free CPD accredited workshop

Following months of speculation and uncertainty, the fire door industry is once again on the move. This CPD accredited workshop hosted by CHIC's supplier Nationwide Windows & Doors in association with industry leading organisations, aims to update anyone involved in social housing specification and commissioning of fire doors with the latest facts including the new CE legislation which comes into effect from November 2019, as…

CHIC CHAT!

Are you a member or supply chain partner of CHIC and want to keep up to date with the latest news in social housing? We are excited to announce our brand-new monthly newsletter, CHIC CHAT! CHIC CHAT July Edition This is a chance to recap on key events that have happened in the sector over the last month and tell you everything you need to…

Another Successful CHIC Conference

Our 9th annual CHIC Conference was a great success this year. We received a fantastic turn out of over 300 delegates and 38 exhibitors. CHIC showcased a range of interactive workshops covering sector related issues such as complying with fire safety regulations, the potential knock on effects of the social housing green paper and what is to come for social housing post Brexit. We also…

Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply: Wales

A highly anticipated Welsh government-commissioned review of affordable housing supply was published. The report, which was widely praised by the housing sector but was also taken to task to include a greater emphasis on the role of tenants in decision making, made a series of key recommendations including: The provision of Local Housing Market Assessments (LHMA) based on consistent timetable, data and methodology across housing…