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Useful-information

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Launch of Property Management Reminders system

We have been trying to resolve the age-old property management problem of retaining building knowledge for the benefit of new site staff and residents and so improving the quality of the buildings we manage. After much brainstorming, we’ve created our new Property Management Reminders system which is an automated instruction built into our MyRevolution building management system. How does the […]