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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Product News . . . . . . . . Pg 4-6 Floors, Walls & Ceilings Pg 7 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 8 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 10-13 Social Housing . . . . . . . . Pg 14 Urban Regeneration . . . Pg 15 News & Developments . Pg 16 WELCOME Housing and housebuilding remains the political hot potato it always seems to end up. This time the result of the EU Referendum and uncertainty surrounding Brexit appears to put housing fi rmly in the spotlight. The on-going debate about aff ordable housing is never far from the top of the agenda and increasingly campaigners, stakeholders and the industry at large are calling for greater joined-up thinking when it comes to housebuilding. Indeed, as soon as the Government released the latest housebuilding statistics there was a mini stampede of organisation looking to comment and put forward their view of the fi gures. The number of newly built homes has increased 6% in the past year, new fi gures released by the DCLG show. The latest house building data shows that 139,030 new homes were completed in the year to June and have continued to build gradually over the last 2 years. But it prompted Cllr Martin Tett, Housing spokesman at the Local Government Association, to conclude: "Bold new action is needed to solve our housing crisis and a renaissance in house building by councils must be at the heart of this. "We need to be building up to 250,000 a year to tackle our housing crisis. The private sector clearly has an important role to play but these fi gures only serve to confi rm that they cannot build the Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TW T: 01952 234000 F: 01952 234003 E: info@tspmedia.co.uk T A N N E R S T I L E S P U B L I S H I N G TSPMEDIA CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Paul Groves paul.groves@tspmedia.co.uk EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR Devan Cadwallader devan@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT PRODUCTION Charlotte Wall copy@tspmedia.co.uk DESIGN & ARTWORK Kat Jones kat@tspmedia.co.uk Terms and Conditions - While every eff ort is made to ensure the accuracy of all articles and information appearing in Public Sector Building Specifi cation the publisher does not accept liability for errors and omissions, printing or otherwise, that may appear in this publication. The journal includes photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any retrieval system without the consent of the publisher. CIRCULATION MANAGER Becki Everitt becki@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Martyn Smith martyn@tspmedia.co.uk TELESALES Nicky Vandesande nicky@tspmedia.co.uk PUBLISHER David Stiles david@tspmedia.co.uk homes we need on its own, and will likely be further restricted by uncertainties in the months and years ahead. "Councils want to get on with the job of building the new homes that people in their areas desperately need. "If we are to stand any chance of solving our housing crisis, councils must be able to replace sold homes and reinvest in building more of the genuine aff ordable homes our communities desperately need now more than ever." Best Wishes Paul Groves, Editor 02 Contents To make an enquiry - Go online : www.enquire.to/public Send a Fax: 01952 234002 or post our : Free Reader enquiry card READER ENQUIRY 2 READER ENQUIRY 3 Autoslide supply made to measure electrically operated sliding screens. An Autoslide screen puts the operator in control of their environment. – At the touch of a button – Autoslide screens offer the protection and privacy of a fixed screen, with the versatility of electric operation to open providing a more welcoming experience for visitors. The screens are supplied fully assembled, with all running gear housed within the slim profiles to provide an aesthetically pleasing and complimentary solution to any reception. The slim-line profile system reduces the impact to the sightline between operator and visitor. For high risk areas, attack resistant glass can be specified and restricted opening, this gives the operator confidence in any situation. 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For a free quote, contact us on 01635 239647, email sales@autoslide.co.uk or visit autoslide.co.uk 01922 639111 www.strandhardware.co.uk info@strandhardware.co.uk - Weather resistant design for external doors - Also Ideal for hospital doors as water resistant and easy to clean - Tested for -20 to +50 °C temperature range - Strong, durable and tested to over 1,000,000 cycles Originally the FP800 was designed to be fi tted to external doors as it is weather resistant and temperature tested however these qualities also make it ideal for use in hospitals, kitchens and other clean areas. This is just one of the fi nger protection devices available in our comprehensive range. We also have solutions for glass doors, hinge knuckle side protection and all devices are available in various lengths and colours. Strand FP800 Finger Protector The Best Way to Keep Little Fingers Out

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