Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Neighbours

It’s true – everybody needs good neighbours! Living in an apartment block is not the same as living in a house. It is communal living and as such, it is important to be considerate of your neighbours. It’s also easy to forget that neighbours are above and below us as well as next to us […]

Artificial Christmas tree

The story of the artificial Christmas tree The artificial Christmas tree first appeared in Germany during the 19th century. These trees were made from wood and goose feathers (dyed green of course). Even then, this was an attempt by the Germans to stop deforestation in Germany. These became very popular in the early part of […]

wrapping paper

What to do with all that Christmas wrapping paper! The materials used for making some wrapping paper mean it’s not always accepted for recycling because it might be dyed or contain glitter which can’t be recycled. As good property management, we endorse recycling and encourage it wherever possible. Before throwing your wrapping paper into a […]

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

Did you know, we buy around six million Christmas trees each year? That’s £300m! In weight terms that’s around 160,000 tonnes with 80% of these being the now popular variety of “non-drop” Nordmann Fir Christmas tree. But what do you do with your sparkly Christmas tree after the fun ends and January begins? Well, on […]

Car parks

When Revolution started 12 years ago, parking at apartment buildings was a requirement of nearly everyone. Now we find that car parks are, in some cases, standing half empty. This is more an issue for those buildings inside the city centre. Getting into the city by car becomes more and more difficult given road works […]

Recruitment

Hands up if you are on LinkedIn. If you’re involved in business management of some sort you might well have been contacted by numerous recruitment companies. We remember before the last financial troubles being hounded (by phone then) by recruitment companies. At the time, the financial troubles which followed seemed to kill this industry, but […]

Salt and grit on snow and ice

Well, winter is on its way after the best summer in years. People say we’ll get a hard winter, but it’s impossible to know. At Revolution, we check the long-range forecast for the weather each month (you’ll be glad to know November is going to be mild).  One of the reasons for this is to ensure each […]

We’ve answered 5 popular Google searches

How do I find a good property manager? The starting point to finding yourself a property management company is ARMA (Association of Residential Managing Agents). You can search for a member here:   https://arma.org.uk/leaseholders/search-for-a-member ARMA audit their members (of which we are one) and have a new system called ARMA-Q (which again, we have passed). ARMA-Q […]

Follow the script

Well, at Revolution we are going to trial this exact statement. We are testing a piece of software that links into our customer system. The idea with this software is that when people call in with a specific issue, you select that issue on their account and it will then run you through a diagnostic […]

Electricity

Do you think your building is paying too much for electricity? If this is the case, there can be a number of reasons: Your contract is not on the best possible value. You’re paying 20% VAT when you should only be paying 5% VAT. You need to do an energy review and possibly change light […]