Category Archives: Useful information

Useful-information

Save water

We are basking in this glorious weather and it has been lovely being able to sit out after work or at the weekend and enjoy the sun. It’s easy to forget everything that goes on visibly and that we take for granted. With the forecast predicting more sunshine, we need to turn our attention to our […]

Single-use plastic

We are addicted to single-use plastic but we all need to make an effort to stop using it. Now. Only a small percentage is recycled, and it takes hundreds of years to break down. Choose alternatives where you can: • Start using those bags for life – leave them in the car boot or at […]

Fact Sheet – Laptop

What does the product do? The humble Windows laptop. A lot of us probably own one now. How much carbon does it produce? Whilst reviewing this we did find an article stating that it would emit carbon if on fire and the user should stop using it! Interestingly, all the articles we found on this […]

Fact Sheet – Washing Machine

What does the product do? The humble washing machine can wash your clothes in many different ways in different loads sizes. Most washing machines now have a built-in tumble dryer using what’s called condenser technology. How much carbon does it produce? Based upon a 5kg load of washing: Washed at 40 degrees and dried on a […]

Greenhouse gas

As you may remember from last week’s article, we did an example of what carbon looks like or doesn’t – it is actually invisible yet occupies a vast amount of space. Heard of the greenhouse gas? It’s making our planet warmer – hooray! Not quite. This does have a lot of problems for the human […]

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 […]

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 […]