Category Archives: News

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 […]


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 […]

Electric immersion tank

Does your apartment have an electric immersion tank to heat the water? If it does then read on as this article could save you a few hundred pounds each year. Often the immersion tanks installed 10 years ago were a permanently on unit, the idea being that the tanks are well insulated and that once […]

Introducing our Tender Toolbox

What is a Tender Toolbox? At Revolution, we are always really keen to help and talk with people managed by other property managers. If we can actually talk to people it doesn’t take long for them to understand there is a better way for things to be done. Talking is easy, but how do apartment owners […]

Property Manager Mentor

After a year of touring New Zealand (and many photographs) Nathan Lumb returns to join the Revolution family as a property manager mentor. Previously, Nathan worked for Revolution as a building manager covering a number of sites across Manchester including a number of key new buildings Revolution took over at that time. We were really sad […]

Manchester rough sleepers

Manchester rough sleepers If you’ve seen someone sleeping rough or needs our support in Manchester: Manchester Council can support people best if they are given help to move away from the streets. Below provides advice and links to organisations who can help and support individuals: Manchester rough sleepers – if you know someone is sleeping […]

Manchester terror attack

Below is an email we have received from Manchester Council: Dear resident    I am writing to you to provide an update on the terrorist incident in Manchester and to provide some information on how you may be able to help.    Significant resources have been deployed to both the investigation of the event last […]