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New Case Study: Bespoke Green Roof Cycle Hub

June 27, 2022

New Case Study: Bespoke Green Roof Cycle Hub

The Watchmoor Point Industrial Estate, in Surrey, is situated at the rear of the prestigious Watchmoor Business Park which is home to offices for world […]

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New Case Study: Upgrading bin stores for the Aster Group

June 10, 2022

New Case Study: Upgrading bin stores for the Aster Group

Aster Group is a housing association managing more than 32,000 homes across the south of England, delivering services to around 93,000 residents. Having previously supplied […]

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New Case Study: Moelwyn Hughes Court Reduces Contamination and Fly-tipping at Bring Sites

June 8, 2022

New Case Study: Moelwyn Hughes Court Reduces Contamination and Fly-tipping at Bring Sites

One of the biggest obstacles to increasing recycling for any Council is the hard-to-reach areas such as blocks of flats, HMOs, flats above shops and […]

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Cycle Stores and Bin Housings for Wallington Public Hall

May 30, 2022

Cycle Stores and Bin Housings for Wallington Public Hall

Wallington Public Hall was built in 1934 and originally used as a cinema. With its art deco features it became the perfect venue for musical […]

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Secure bin storage for a new business park

May 27, 2022

Secure bin storage for a new business park

Bourn Quarter is a new business park to the west of Cambridge. Inspired by the Dutch High Tech Campus Eindhoven, the development offers a unique […]

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metroSTOR is sponsoring the LARAC Wales

May 25, 2022

metroSTOR is sponsoring the LARAC Wales

metroSTOR is sponsoring the LARAC Wales conference, taking place on 12 July 2022. The conference will look in depth at the key issues around running […]

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metroSTOR sponsors the Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference

May 24, 2022

metroSTOR sponsors the Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference

We’re delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference 2022 on the 23rd June at ICC Belfast, […]

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Reducing fire risks for residents at Shepherds Lodge

May 20, 2022

Reducing fire risks for residents at Shepherds Lodge

Shepherds Lodge is a retirement living scheme in Andover consisting of one bedroom flats and two bedroom bungalows where Stonewater’s latest project was to address […]

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metroSTOR sponsors the RWS Conference

May 20, 2022

metroSTOR sponsors the RWS Conference

On 9 June 2022 at BMA House, London metroSTOR will be attending letsrecycle.com’s Resources and Waste Strategy Wrapped (RWS Conference) as an official sponsor. The […]

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metroSTOR sponsors LARAC Scotland

April 29, 2022

metroSTOR sponsors LARAC Scotland

The LARAC Scotland Conference, which is taking place on 24 May 2022 at Radisson Blu in Glasgow, will tackle the key issues around running an […]

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Improving Food Waste Recycling in Lambeth

April 25, 2022

Improving Food Waste Recycling in Lambeth

Re London is a partnership of the Mayor of London and the London boroughs to improve waste and resource management and transform the city into […]

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metroSTOR sponsors the London Conference

April 19, 2022

metroSTOR sponsors the London Conference

metroSTOR are delighted to be sponsoring Letsrecycle.com’s London Conference on 26 April 2022 at Hallam Conference Centre, London. The conference will hear from policy makers […]

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metroSTOR exhibits at Housing 2022

April 19, 2022

metroSTOR exhibits at Housing 2022

metroSTOR is exhibiting at Housing 2022, Europe’s largest housing festival with 10 theatres, 450+ speakers, 8000+ attendees and 300+ sponsors and exhibitors. Key stakeholders will […]

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Global Recycling Day – how three local authorities are increasing residential recycling rates with metroSTOR

March 15, 2022

Global Recycling Day – how three local authorities are increasing residential recycling rates with metroSTOR

There is no doubt that recycling is at the forefront of the plan to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Each year recyclables save […]

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metroSTOR exhibits at the National Food Waste Conference

March 8, 2022

metroSTOR exhibits at the National Food Waste Conference

metroSTOR is delighted to be exhibiting at Letsrecycle.com’s National Food Waste Conference, taking place on Thursday 10th March 2022 at Cavendish Conference Centre in London as […]

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#FoodWasteActionWeek – Food waste is a global emergency

March 8, 2022

#FoodWasteActionWeek – Food waste is a global emergency

Food waste is a global emergency – how is it even possible that around a third of the food produced is lost or wasted, contributing […]

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New Case Study: St Modwen Park, Newport

March 8, 2022

New Case Study: St Modwen Park, Newport

St. Modwen Park in Newport is a sought after industrial and logistics hub strategically located at the gateway to South Wales. Close proximity to Junction […]

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Dramatically increase food waste collection with the new metroSTOR FX Food Waste Bin Housings

March 7, 2022

Dramatically increase food waste collection with the new metroSTOR FX Food Waste Bin Housings

Many Councils in the UK are looking to introduce separate food waste collection regimes following the recent DEFRA consultation and developments with the Environment Bill. […]

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16 metroSTOR BIKE-S Units Installed for Queen Mary University London

February 16, 2022

16 metroSTOR BIKE-S Units Installed for Queen Mary University London

As a Russel Group Institution, Queen Mary is recognised as one the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions; teaching and researching across a wide range […]

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metroSTOR becomes an official friend of the North East Recycling Forum

February 15, 2022

metroSTOR becomes an official friend of the North East Recycling Forum

metroSTOR is happy to announce that we are an official friend of the North East Recycling Forum (NERF), bringing together the public, private and community […]

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metroSTOR – Housemark Estate Services Club

February 15, 2022

metroSTOR – Housemark Estate Services Club

metroSTOR Director Nigel Deacon has been invited to speak at Housemark’s next online Estate Services Club meeting on Wednesday, 16 March 2022. In this session, […]

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metroSTOR exhibits at Keep Britain Tidy’s Network Conference & Awards 2022

February 9, 2022

metroSTOR exhibits at Keep Britain Tidy’s Network Conference & Awards 2022

metroSTOR is delighted to be exhibiting at The Keep Britain Tidy Network Conference & Awards 2022, taking place on Thursday 10th February 2022 at the […]

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metroSTOR PCHT Bespoke Cycle Hub

February 2, 2022

metroSTOR PCHT Bespoke Cycle Hub

10, Victoria Street, located in the heart of Bristol’s central business district is a five-storey office development, with a striking Grade II listed facade.  The […]

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Cappagh Gardens, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

January 18, 2022

Cappagh Gardens, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s mission is to ensure that everyone has access to a good affordable home in a safe and healthy community. They […]

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New Case Study: Pollards Hill, Croydon

January 11, 2022

New Case Study: Pollards Hill, Croydon

The introduction of a new borough-wide waste collection strategy, meant that Moat Homes, a registered provider of social housing for Merton Council, were looking at […]

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2021 In Review: Creating Safer, Cleaner And Greener Neighbourhoods!

December 22, 2021

2021 In Review: Creating Safer, Cleaner And Greener Neighbourhoods!

This year we have seen our clients overcome the costly issues of fly-tipping and side-waste, tackle anti-social behaviour by supporting regeneration projects, and eliminate the […]

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Regenerating The Poets Close Estate

December 9, 2021

Regenerating The Poets Close Estate

The Poets Close Estate in Rhydyfelin, South Wales has had a recent history of being hard to let due to anti-social behaviour issues. Fly-tipping had […]

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Reducing fire risk and improving recycling rates on a London estate!

November 30, 2021

Reducing fire risk and improving recycling rates on a London estate!

With the focus on improving resident safety, the London Borough of Hounslow closed the refuse chutes in four high-rise blocks and replaced them with external […]

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Reducing Fire Risk: Best Practice for Mobility Scooter Storage

November 29, 2021

Reducing Fire Risk: Best Practice for Mobility Scooter Storage

The fire risk associated with storing and charging mobility scooters  Many older or less mobile residents are able to enhance their quality of life by […]

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Resolving Side Waste and Fly Tipping Issues for Plymouth Community Homes

November 1, 2021

Resolving Side Waste and Fly Tipping Issues for Plymouth Community Homes

Working closely with Plymouth Community Homesto resolve issues around fly-tipping on the Abbey Court Estate, the metroSTOR team identified refuse container lids as a barrier […]

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metroSTOR exhibits at Homes UK

November 1, 2021

metroSTOR exhibits at Homes UK

HOMES UK, taking place at the ExCel in London from 23-24 November, is an excellent opportunity for those responsible for providing the UK’s social and […]

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metroSTOR sponsors the LARAC Conference Celebration Awards

October 5, 2021

metroSTOR sponsors the LARAC Conference Celebration Awards

The LARAC Conference, which is taking place on 6th and 7th October at The Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, is the leading event for networking in […]

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Recycle Week 2021 – Increasing Resident Participation with Ease of Use

September 21, 2021

Recycle Week 2021 – Increasing Resident Participation with Ease of Use

Recycle Week, Recycle Now’s flagship annual event, celebrates recycling across the country from 20th – 26th September 2021. It is the one week of the […]

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metroSTOR exhibits at RWM 2021

September 15, 2021

metroSTOR exhibits at RWM 2021

RWM, the UK’s largest recycling, resource and waste management event, is being held at the NEC Birmingham on 22-23 September 2021. The event will feature […]

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Zero Net Carbon Emissions for the Scottish Housing Sector by 2045

September 14, 2021

Zero Net Carbon Emissions for the Scottish Housing Sector by 2045

Scottish Housing Day 2021 (15 September) aims to highlight the positive impact housing has on people and communities across Scotland. This year, the event places […]

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metroSTOR attends Housing 2021

September 6, 2021

metroSTOR attends Housing 2021

Housing 2021, the award-winning Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and Europe’s leading housing festival, returns to Manchester Central this week after a year of […]

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Streetspace has joined the Everything FM framework designed to innovate public sector procurement

September 1, 2021

Streetspace has joined the Everything FM framework designed to innovate public sector procurement

Streetspace is now an approved supplier on the Everything FM framework; the fast, compliant, and flexible solution that enables the delivery of a broad range […]

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Secured by Design accredited cycle and external storage solutions!

August 12, 2021

Secured by Design accredited cycle and external storage solutions!

The last year has seen a huge increase cycle usage, but unfortunately there has also been an increase in cycle theft. Professional gangs with cordless […]

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metroSTOR sponsors the HQN Annual Conference 2021

July 6, 2021

metroSTOR sponsors the HQN Annual Conference 2021

We are delighted to be sponsoring the HQN Annual Conference 2021. This year the virtual conference focuses on the resident voice, taking place across three […]

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metroSTOR sponsors The Green School Awards

June 21, 2021

metroSTOR sponsors The Green School Awards

metroSTOR is proud to be sponsoring Inspire Schools / KM Charity Team’s Green School Awards for 2021, celebrating children in Kent’s contributions to make our […]

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Streetspace Group wins a Silver Green Apple for metroSTOR bin stores!

June 21, 2021

Streetspace Group wins a Silver Green Apple for metroSTOR bin stores!

Streetspace Group is delighted to announce that our metroSTOR bin stores have won a National Silver Award in the Environmental Best Practice Waste Management category […]

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CAD Models and Technical Drawing for External Works Products!

June 10, 2021

CAD Models and Technical Drawing for External Works Products!

From the earliest design stages; clear, accurate and readily available technical information on storage capacities and operational space requirements for external works products is essential […]

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Specifier ready cycle storage solutions

March 25, 2021

Specifier ready cycle storage solutions

There is a planning requirement for all new and refurb developments stating that a certain quantity of cycle storage should be provided for residents. This […]

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Considered design helps improve recycling rates!

March 17, 2021

Considered design helps improve recycling rates!

Recycling in the UK Global Recycling Day comes just over a week after the revelation that in the UK more waste is currently burned than […]

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Bin screens, a cost-effective way of meeting FRA requirements!

February 26, 2021

Bin screens, a cost-effective way of meeting FRA requirements!

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) requirements With new details still coming to light in the going Grenfell Tower Inquiry, it’s safe to say that fire safety […]

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Our 10-point guide to successful communal bin store facilities

February 17, 2021

Our 10-point guide to successful communal bin store facilities

Our 10-point guide to successful communal bin store facilities We all applaud our front-line housing services staff during the current pandemic, and rightly so, as […]

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Continuing to support the UK social housing sector throughout 2021

January 13, 2021

Continuing to support the UK social housing sector throughout 2021

Social housing funding problems continue in 2021  2020 was certainly full of challenges, with the Covid-19 pandemic hitting us all broadside at the same time […]

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Reducing fire risk for councils and housing associations in 2021

January 11, 2021

Reducing fire risk for councils and housing associations in 2021

As director at Streetspace, I’ve worked with the metroSTOR brand since its inception in 2011. metroSTOR’s range of external storage solutions are designed to reduce […]

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Green roofs add pockets of biodiversity, securing additional BREEAM and Sustainable Housing Code value

December 2, 2020

Green roofs add pockets of biodiversity, securing additional BREEAM and Sustainable Housing Code value

Green roof systems are a great way to introduce valuable pockets of diversity into your projects, helping to secure additional BREEAM or Sustainable Housing Code […]

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The worst enemy of social housing – a lack of investment

November 18, 2020

The worst enemy of social housing – a lack of investment

The scope is massive – ranging from a lack of housing to lagging recycling targets. Wherever you look, social housing is crying out for greater […]

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World Town Planning Day, creating liveable communities!

November 5, 2020

World Town Planning Day, creating liveable communities!

World Town Planning Day (also known as World Urbanism Day) is a chance for planners and communities to celebrate how we shape our urban areas […]

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COVID-19 Streetspace Ltd Update

November 4, 2020

COVID-19 Streetspace Ltd Update

In the light of UK Government announcements regarding new national restrictions in place from 5 November, we would like to reassure our customers that we […]

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The costly problem of fly-tipping and side waste

October 26, 2020

The costly problem of fly-tipping and side waste

Last year fly-tipping hit a 10-year high, a problem which has only been amplified during lockdown. Brighton Council have reported that fly-tipping has more than […]

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Should we be decommissioning bin chutes?

October 16, 2020

Should we be decommissioning bin chutes?

Recent years have seen a rise in the decommissioning of old bin chutes, and in new developments architects frequently opt for external bin storage over […]

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The coronavirus pandemic and the social housing problem

October 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and the social housing problem

The Uk’s housing emergency has been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, with the charity Shelter calling the lack of social homes “disastrous”. Overcrowding, lack […]

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6 key points for ensuring your residents are safe from the risk of bin fires

October 8, 2020

6 key points for ensuring your residents are safe from the risk of bin fires

The storage of refuse and recyclable materials represents an inherent fire risk due to its combustibility, the excessive heat and smoke that is given off […]

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Best practice for mobility scooter storage

October 6, 2020

Best practice for mobility scooter storage

With an increasingly ageing population, the use of mobility scooters is on this rise in the UK and will only continue to grow. The housing […]

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What is preventing children in the UK from cycling to school?

September 28, 2020

What is preventing children in the UK from cycling to school?

The health and environmental benefits of cycling compared to car travel for short journeys are widely acknowledged, yet less than 3% of children in the […]

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Helping to make recycling a habit

September 21, 2020

Helping to make recycling a habit

“People won’t change their habits” – is a statement I hear daily and one that is not correct in my experience! People will change their […]

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The Importance of Recycling in the 21st Century

September 21, 2020

The Importance of Recycling in the 21st Century

Recycling is one of the buzzwords of the current era. If you were around even 30 years ago, the idea of having separate bins for […]

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A Guide to Aperture Options for Bin Storage Units

May 20, 2020

A Guide to Aperture Options for Bin Storage Units

When specifying your metroSTOR PBM or PBL Bin Storage Units, the variety of options available can seem quite extensive. One area where it is well […]

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Guide to bin safety distances

March 23, 2020

Guide to bin safety distances

Landlords have an obligation under the Fire Safety Act to keep tenants safe from fire. Nigel Deacon, Director of metroSTOR, said: “One of the risks […]

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Developers able to avoid fire safety regulations

March 2, 2020

Developers able to avoid fire safety regulations

The government response to the Grenfell cladding crisis is flawed and risks creating a sub tier of housing. The scale of work required to meet […]

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CPF Guidance to Keep Tenants Safe from Fire Related Incidents

January 20, 2020

CPF Guidance to Keep Tenants Safe from Fire Related Incidents

CPF Guidance to Keep Tenants Safe from Fire Related Incidents Wheeled bins should be 6m or more away from residential property, according to the Confederation […]

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A passion to protect the vulnerable

January 15, 2020

A passion to protect the vulnerable

A mission to improve the safety and security of residents led to investment to help those with mobility issues. Cardiff City Council worked with metroSTOR […]

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Bin stores makes dramatic impact

January 14, 2020

Bin stores makes dramatic impact

A waste and recycling site has made a dramatic difference to their lives of residents on a Manchester estate. Residents on the Smithfield estate say […]

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Tenants praise improvements brought by bin stores

January 7, 2020

Tenants praise improvements brought by bin stores

Tenants on two estates are benefitting from upgraded recycling facilities and a cleaner environment. More than 250 tenants of East Kent Housing on Canterbury’s Spring […]

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Cost of fly-tipping skyrockets in UK

December 2, 2019

Cost of fly-tipping skyrockets in UK

Fly-tipping is the scourge of Britain costing the country more than £57 million annually. Its impact seeps into communities with astonishing frequency and in some […]

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Solutions to boost recycling levels in flats

November 5, 2019

Solutions to boost recycling levels in flats

Managing waste and recycling in flats is a major headache for social landlords. With purpose-built flats making up 37 per cent of London’s residential accommodation […]

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Risks of mobility scooters should not be ignored

October 29, 2019

Risks of mobility scooters should not be ignored

A wide range of issues can make parking and storage of mobility scooters a headache for the elderly and disabled. metroSTOR, the scooter storage experts, […]

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Speedy design solutions for architects

October 17, 2019

Speedy design solutions for architects

  Architects can draw upon a trio of design options when creating new developments or regeneration projects. metroSTOR’s out-of-the-box design tools are perfect for every […]

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Dynamic Chan named social housing sector CEO of the year

October 11, 2019

Dynamic Chan named social housing sector CEO of the year

The UK social housing sector’s Chief Executive of the Year has been named as Chan Kataria of emh group. The announcement was delivered by metroSTOR […]

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Landlords must be switched on to electric vehicles

October 8, 2019

Landlords must be switched on to electric vehicles

Developers need to future proof new builds to ensure they are ready to switch over to electric vehicles. A mix of climate change and governmental […]

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Refurbishment is less traumatic for tenants than wholesale regeneration

October 3, 2019

Refurbishment is less traumatic for tenants than wholesale regeneration

Breathing new life into urban areas by renovating existing stock could be lower cost and strengthen communities compared to large scale estate regeneration, argues Simon […]

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Housing chiefs to be honoured by metroSTOR

September 19, 2019

Housing chiefs to be honoured by metroSTOR

metroSTOR will celebrate excellence in the housing sector on 10 October when it presents a top award at a national event. The 24housing Awards showcase […]

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Volunteer awards to showcase gift of time in housing sector

September 9, 2019

Volunteer awards to showcase gift of time in housing sector

Individuals and teams of volunteers from Kent, Medway, Bexley and Bromley will have their hard work and dedication showcased at a new annual event supported […]

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Mobility scooter storage reducing fire hazards at sheltered housing

September 3, 2019

Mobility scooter storage reducing fire hazards at sheltered housing

The value of installing well-designed storage for mobility scooters has been highlighted by recent redevelopments at a sheltered housing block in Westminster. Residents in sheltered […]

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Using bin data to protect vulnerable people from fire

August 22, 2019

Using bin data to protect vulnerable people from fire

Barnsley Council has recently announced that it will soon be sharing the addresses of around 4000 properties that receive assisted bin collections with the South […]

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The need for the right council housing properties in the right areas

August 21, 2019

The need for the right council housing properties in the right areas

In a very interesting recent article in Inside Housing, Brian Cronin, the chief executive of Your Housing Group, writes about the failings of the current […]

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metroSTOR is now live on NBS Plus and the NBS National BIM Library

August 19, 2019

metroSTOR is now live on NBS Plus and the NBS National BIM Library

As from August 2019 the metroSTOR product range is now available through NBS Plus and the NBS National BIM Library. This will make it even quicker […]

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George Clarke’s mission to build 100,000 quality council homes per year

August 15, 2019

George Clarke’s mission to build 100,000 quality council homes per year

George Clarke is well known for his many TV shows about architecture and houses, such as George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, but his new show looks […]

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Keeping up with the rise of e-bikes

July 24, 2019

Keeping up with the rise of e-bikes

The recent boom in sales of electric bikes – or e-bikes – means that it is no longer such a surprise when someone comes gliding […]

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100 years and more of council housing

July 17, 2019

100 years and more of council housing

It was 100 years ago that the Housing Act of 1919 – also commonly known as the Addison Act – laid down the foundation for […]

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Storage for Mobility Scooters FAQs 

July 12, 2019

Storage for Mobility Scooters FAQs 

Storage for Mobility Scooters FAQs How do I charge my mobility scooter? First, find out if your scooter has gel or sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries – […]

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The fire risk of storing and charging mobility scooters in residential buildings

July 10, 2019

The fire risk of storing and charging mobility scooters in residential buildings

The UK is one of the fastest growing markets for mobility scooters in Europe. A government-backed study in 2014 put the number of users at […]

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Wheelie bin fires and inhaling toxic fumes

April 24, 2019

Wheelie bin fires and inhaling toxic fumes

Wheelie bin storage brings many benefits to residents and refuse collectors but alongside this there are sometimes also unintended negative social impacts. Unfortunately, wheelie bins […]

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Should we be using more shared bin schemes?

February 26, 2019

Should we be using more shared bin schemes?

The storage and collection of waste and recyclable material at some properties, such as terraced houses, poses particular difficulties for residents and local authorities alike. […]

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Housing Associations To Get £2bn Investment Over Next 10 Years

October 12, 2018

Housing Associations To Get £2bn Investment Over Next 10 Years

Speaking at the National Housing Federation (NHF) summit in September 2018, Theresa May announced a £2bn investment in housing associations, to take effect over the next ten […]

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SPD and Bin Storage – Best Practice Advice

August 9, 2018

SPD and Bin Storage – Best Practice Advice

SPD And Bin Storage – Best Practice Advice An SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) has recently been published by Redditch and Bromsgrove Council, setting out new […]

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Monthly Refuse Collections – Are they a good idea?

August 7, 2018

Monthly Refuse Collections – Are they a good idea?

Monthly refuse collections have been introduced by two Welsh councils, meaning residents in Denbighshire and Conwy will now have to store general rubbish for four […]

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Fire Safety – New Mobility Scooter Storage Guidance from NFCC

June 19, 2018

Fire Safety – New Mobility Scooter Storage Guidance from NFCC

The National Fire Chiefs Council has just published a new set of guidelines for mobility scooter owners and property developers about correct mobility scooter storage […]

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