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Quarterly Focus

This quarter we're focusing on safety, security & resident well-being

January - March 2018

Each quarter Mila Window and Door Maintenance will be promoting focussed case studies, news stories, white papers and blogs about key subjects which affect the sector we work in.

This quarter our focus is on Safety, Security and Resident well-being – with an emphasis on Fire Doors and resident safety, the positive impact on residents of good maintenance in care homes, safety concerns for residents living in high rise accommodation, and the benefits to resident safety, security and well-being of a proactive approach to maintenance.

I hope you find the information below useful and informative, and please get in touch if we can help you in any way to meet the challenges you face.

Tristan Cooke, Managing Director

Fire Doors and Resident Safety

Following tragic events during 2017 the focus on having Fire Doors installed into high rise living accommodation, and other property types with an emphasis on communal living became a major priority for social landlords.

Blogs
Resident Safety is now top of the agenda

I am not alone in wondering why it has taken recent tragic events to raise the issue of resident safety to the top of the agenda. As a specialist social housing repairs and maintenance contractor, we have made...

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Fire Door Installation Case Study
Clem Attlee Estate

Working with Mitie Construction Mila Window and Door Maintenance has installed 176 Sentry Fire Doors for residents at Jim Griffiths and Tom Williams Houses on the Clem Attlee Estate in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The FD30 Sentry Fire Doors specified by the client were installed over a 12-week period.

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News
Fire Door Installation Training supports client needs

Contracts Manager Dean Bradford is the first of the Mila Maintenance team to undertake formal Fire Door installation training at BM Trada. The company’s attendance is in response to increasing requests from existing clients to help them with...

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Care Homes – resident safety and well-being

The public’s perception of care homes has become more intense in the last couple of years as more and more focus is placed on the needs of an ageing population.

The challenge to ensure the safety, security and well-being of residents in these environments are unique, and the upkeep of windows and doors plays a major role.

Service
Care Homes

Reducing risk and delivering value for money in the Residential Care Sector is both complex and challenging. Mila Window and Door Maintenance offers a service designed to help those involved with Asset Management in the Residential Care Sector...

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Free Guides
A strategic asset management model for windows and doors in residential elderly care

Understanding Health and Safety Risks associated with windows and doors in this environment Risks from falls from height Fire Safety The importance of a scheduled maintenance regime for windows and doors The financial benefits of a scheduled maintenance...

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Blogs
The subject of Residential Care will be top of the agenda for a very long time

With the number of care homes in the UK on the increase to cope with the demands of an ageing population, the whole topic of later residential life care will be at the top of the agenda for...

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Restrictors and Resident Safety in high rise accommodation

Mila Window and Door Maintenance has been carrying out repairs and maintenance on windows in high rise living accommodation for nearly 30 years. The variety of specifications installed by landlords during this period, and the unique challenges that working in this kind of environment bring are the reasons why only specialist contractors undertake the work. Resident safety in these environments is paramount.

Insallation of Safety Restrictors Case Study
Safety First

Residents at Bridge House in Camden have benefited from work between specialist contractor Mila Window and Door Maintenance and pioneering award winning Jackloc ® window restrictors. The 37-unit block of flats has recently undergone a repairs and maintenance...

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News
Safety And Security Are Two Very Different Things When It Comes To High Rise Housing

Adrian Vicker is General Manager of Siegenia, one of the leading window and door hardware suppliers in the UK, and Tristan Cooke is Managing Director of Mila Window and Door Maintenance.

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Free Guides
High Rise Whitepaper

You no longer need to replace windows to extend the life of your assets. Download this whitepaper to find out more. Have you rendered your high rise blocks since you originally installed the windows? Do you know how...

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Blogs
Resident Safety is now top of the agenda

I am not alone in wondering why it has taken recent tragic events to raise the issue of resident safety to the top of the agenda. As a specialist social housing repairs and maintenance contractor, we have made...

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Refurbishment of Windows in High Rise Case Study
Ongo Homes Market Hill

Mila Window and Door Maintenance refurbished Tilt and Turn Windows to 228 one and two bedroom flats in three high rise living accommodation blocks in Scunthorpe.

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A proactive approach to maintenance with safety, security and resident well-being in mind

Taking a proactive approach to maintenance is essential to ensure that resident safety is always at the top of the agenda. All too often the use of general maintenance contractors or no planned maintenance schedule can lead to site issues which directly impact the comfort and well-being of residents.

Blogs
MSO’s or Specialist Contractors?

There has been a lot of talk recently about the relative merits of using Multi Skilled Operatives (MSO’s) or specialist contractors; I thought I would add my opinion to the debate. Of course in the interests of fairness...

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Free Guides
Sustainable Asset Management

Deliver operational efficiencies Reduce costs through planned maintenance cycles Make economic gains for clients and residents Improve resident comfort Improve resident security Deliver environmental benefits

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News
Aeropac ® vents delivering better living conditions for HA residents

Housing Association looks at the Siegenia Aeropac ® ventilator and how it is delivering better living conditions for Housing Association residents. Adrian Vicker General Manager of Siegenia takes up the story.  “We have been well known throughout Europe...

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