Electrical Testing – Electrical Installations Condition Report (EICR)

Electrical testing is an important safety consideration for all organisations. But there are so many acronyms and rules it can seem difficult to know where to begin. All organisations need to keep on top of their responsibilities as an employer to meet the requirements needed under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. But it can […]

EPC: How to Improve Your Commercial Property’s Energy Efficiency

If you’re a commercial landlord in the UK, you may already be familiar with the concept of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). But are you aware of the importance of an EPC, not just for compliance, but also for attracting and retaining tenants, reducing energy bills, and ultimately, increasing the value of your property? In this […]

Annual Commercial Plumbing Inspections

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As a UK business leader, it’s crucial to prioritize the safety and health of your employees and customers. Commercial Plumbing Compliance One way to achieve this is by conducting an annual commercial plumbing inspection. Plumbing problems can be severe, and if left unaddressed, they can cause severe damage to your business and even affect its […]

Integrated Workspace Management Systems (IWMS) and their Benefits

Facilities Directors may refer to CAFM and IWMS but what do these acronyms mean? What is IWMS and what are its benefits? IWMS is an acronym for “Integrated Workspace Management System”. An Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) is a software platform that helps organizations manage and optimize their physical workspace and related assets and resources. […]

How to Save Energy in the Office with Simple Steps

If you work in an office, you’re likely familiar with the energy bill shock that can come your way. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Why Save Energy in the Office? Office energy saving is currently a hot topic. There are several reasons why it is important to save energy in the office: […]

What Does A Property Management Company Do?

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All properties need managing! Should you do it yourself or use a property management company? What is a Property Management Company? A property management company can be a valuable asset for any landlord or property owner. These companies specialize in day-to-day tasks such as advertising vacancies, screening tenants, collecting rent, and responding to maintenance requests. […]

Social Housing Compliance

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Social housing is an important aspect of any modern society, as it provides affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families. In many countries, social housing is regulated by laws and regulations that aim to ensure that these properties are safe, well-maintained, and accessible to those in need. This article will provide an overview of […]

What are Heat Pumps, CHP and Biomass Systems?

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Heat pumps, biomass and combined heat and power (CHP) systems are often talked about in the news, especially in relation to rising energy prices and the ‘cost of living crisis’. But what are they and what do they do? There are many technology options for individual heating, cooling and ventilation components and they can all […]

What is PPM? – Planned Property Maintenance

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As a facilities manager or director of a property portfolio, you may have come across the phrase PPM, but what does it mean? What is PPM? PPM is Planned Property Maintenance.  Or, more practically and in relation to property, it’s the process of understanding the maintenance needs of your buildings and scheduling repair and refurbishment […]

How Often Should Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors be Tested?


Keeping employees, residents and all users of a property safe is the most important role for a facility manager. Keeping them safe from fire and smoke is vital. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are critical tools to alert people to the presence of fire and smoke, but they must be maintained and tested frequently. We […]