Category Archives: News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There’s a fire! Stay put? Are you mad?

Have you ever heard of a stay put policy in relation to fire? Well, living in an apartment block is very different to living in a house. If you had a fire in your house you’d get out prompt. The benefit of a house is you are never far from getting out to ground level, […]

Abseiling for window cleaning

  For the last of our three articles about window cleaning, we’re going to look at abseiling. This one is the visually most scary looking option but if completed correctly is highly effective. This option requires the window cleaners to hang by ropes from the roof and clean the windows by stopping at each one […]

Cherry picker for window cleaning

Continuing the theme of window cleaning from last week, we are going to look at cleaning of windows using a cherry picker. What’s a cherry picker? A cherry picker is generally a lorry or a small van with the back removed. This is then replaced with a platform and a basket linked to an extending […]

Reach and wash system for window cleaning

Have you seen windows being cleaned by a man stood on the pavement with a very long pole with a brush on the end and water coming out of the brush? If you have, you’ll have seen the system which is called reach and wash being used on the building. There are a number of […]

Condensation

We often find that in winter we get reports of mould and damp patches. Often, we find this is condensation, but we know it’s often one of the hardest things to convince the resident that the mould/damp could be caused by their activities. Condensation is when the air in the apartment has water in it. […]

Weekly Surgery

You can’t know everything, especially in property management. Every building is different, its residents have different expectations and every building has different leases adding vast complexity to being a property manager. Every week something will crop up where the next actions are not clear and we’ve been reviewing how to get around these differences more […]