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What are the Different Kinds of Retirement Property

Sheltered Housing: Description: Self-contained flats with communal facilities, allowing elderly residents to live independently. Features: Common amenities like social rooms or luxurious facilities such as spas; may include bungalows; managed by a warden or scheme manager for assistance. Retirement Villages: Description: Expands on the community feel of sheltered housing, offering a mix of houses, bungalows, and apartments with private amenities. Features: Varied private amenities like doctors’ surgeries and pubs; promotes a sense of community. Assisted Living Facilities: Description: Balances independence and care, providing apartment-style living with 24-hour care staff or nurses on-site. Features: Rigorous safety systems, including monitored fire alarm systems;…

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Changes To CDM Requirements Part 2: The Implications

These regulations came into force on 6th April 2015 but for most projects already underway these have been managed under interim measures with the existing parties being employed, however as of 6th October 2015 all projects both new and existing will have to be managed under the New Regulations. There was, just before and for a while after, some speculation on the effect and actual practical management of the new Regulations, however, new guidance has been published and initial draft documents have been issued giving a clear picture:- The Key changes are as follows: All projects must have:- a) A written…

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Changes To CDM Requirements 2015 – Part 1: The Key Changes

You might have heard that as of the 6th of April 2015 that there are new changes to the CDM regulations for health and safety. The cut-off date for current projects to comply with the new 2015 regulations is 6th of October 2015, allowing enough time for the necessary changes to be made. CDM (or Construction, Design and Management) regulations refer to the rules which are there in place to protect everyone, from the people who will be carrying out the construction to those who will eventually populate the structure. The new requirements are not too far removed from the 2007…

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