DMG Delta’s ‘Children’s Ward Advent Hamper’!

With the Christmas festivities just around the corner, for many of you the words ‘Secret Santa’ will have already been mentioned. DMG Delta have decided to do something a little different this year instead of the “normal” office Secret Santa…. … Continue reading

Do you suffer from geriatric building syndrome?

The challenge of prolonging the life of aging buildings Without heating or hot and cold water a building is uninhabitable. That’s why today’s Managing Agent has to manage the potential threat of losing critical services. Yet, escalating service charges are … Continue reading

The benefits of planned heating maintenance

With our busy day to day lives the majority of us like to plan ahead and be prepared as much as we possibly can.  This may mean diarising social events, or keeping on top of meetings to ensure work commitments … Continue reading

Landlords to fit smoke & carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

The Government has announced that it is intended that landlords will be required to install working smoke alarms and where gas appliances are fitted, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as well, in their properties.  This is in a bid to raise … Continue reading

Holborn fire highlights how vital emergency evacuation & business continuity plans are!

The fire which started as an electrical fault in a well maintained Victorian tunnel beneath the Kingsway on Wednesday 1st April burned until the Good Friday.  This fire damaged an eight-inch gas main, which ruptured further fuelling the fire resulting … Continue reading

Are you using a competent Gas Safe company?

Gas is fundamentally unsafe yet used all over the UK in both domestic and commercial premises, but over the past 26 years the Regulations, Registers and best practices have improved, reducing the number of gas related incidents and more particularly … Continue reading

Keeping residents warm this winter

With colder weather setting in and the chance of freezing temperatures this winter, one thing every Managing Agent needs to get right is heating. The demand on boiler plant and district heating rises as outside temperatures drop. Small faults can … Continue reading

Electricity – Friend or Foe?

In today’s age everyone has a house full of electrical gadgets, equipment and tools. We might hear folk moaning about the gadgets, especially when they  stop working, but all in all we really are reliant on electricity – life without it … Continue reading