Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

What is carbon?

There is so much talk every day about carbon but ask yourself, what is carbon? How big is it? What does it look like? I bet your answers are a little patchy like ours, so we thought we’d do a few articles on carbon. Carbon is everywhere and yet invisible. We are partly carbon. Having […]

Carbon emissions

Everybody can do their bit to reduce carbon emissions by lifestyle changes such as driving less, buying less plastic, using less electricity, etc. As a property management company, we can also do our bit to achieve the same by making changes to the communal parts of the building.  As an example, take Islington Wharf which is a large […]

Save money on your TV viewing

There is a snobbery around Sky TV compared to other ways of receiving TV. This does seem to be waning slightly with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. The internet has made TV a much easier product to consume. Here’s how to save money on your TV viewing. Last week, I received notification that […]

Being ahead of the competition

At Revolution, we have found being different and being ahead of the competition easy. There is an expression we like called “disruptive innovators”, and this is what Revolution is. A disruptive innovator comes to a stale marketplace and then shakes it up. A great example of a disruptive innovator is Uber. Taxis thought they had […]

Our live customer satisfaction ratings

At Revolution, we are bringing higher and higher standards of customer service to property management by using our live customer satisfaction ratings to continually check the performance of our staff in delivering the service you want. If you make contact with us we will manage your issue, and once completed (24 hours after we close the […]

Service level agreement

What is a service level agreement? This is where a company will set a standard time to undertake an action for you, and then it will measure its performance against that standard. We have a number of internal service levels for which we manage our performance against a standard we set to ensure we continually manage […]

Candles

Did you know that in 2015/2016 the number of deaths by candles trebled? This has been exacerbated by the scented candle craze. Christmas time also sees a great rise in candle fires (11% compared to 4% normally) as there are decorations around the house, with some catching fire easily. Did you also know one candle […]

Fire detection systems

Fire detection systems are denoted by the size of a building, building construction, planning requirements, etc. Some things though are mandatory. Below, we’ve tried to explain as many systems as possible. Internal smoke and heat detectors Ever burnt the toast and suddenly the whole world seems to be filled with screeching alarms? Annoying, but it’s […]

Fire extinguishers in communal corridors

Can we have fire extinguishers in the communal corridors? You’ll think this a strange answer, but no. There are good reasons why not and below we’ve listed a number of the main reasons for communal areas being extinguisher free. If there is a fire the guidance is to leave the area immediately. A fire extinguisher […]

Compartmentalisation

Compartmentalisation is a big word, and it really has a big meaning when it comes to your safety in relation to fire protection. Your apartment and the building you live in have a number of hidden and unnoticed things built in to protect you. In a modern building, each apartment is designed to withstand fire […]