I’ve inherited EV Charge Points – Now What?

If you’re managing a block with developer-fitted EV chargepoints, you may be congratulating yourself for having side-stepped the well-documented problems around installing chargers in residential blocks. In fact, you may not have got off as lightly as you thought says Jamie Willsdon. The market for electric vehicles has really taken off in the last few […]

Future Lighting performs a complete lighting upgrade at Parkview Estate in Woking

Energy-efficient lighting is at the forefront of Future Lighting’s installations and maintenance, they strive to effectively prepare every client and futureproof every site. In 2022, Future Lighting has been carrying out a complete Lighting Upgrade at Parkview Estates in Woking. The upgrade included External Lighting, Internal Lighting, a new Emergency Lighting System & NICEIC remedial […]

Future Group completes the Tough Mudder Challenge!

On April 2nd, 2022, Jordan Begg and Jason Begley – as representatives of Future Group – successfully completed the Tough Mudder challenge, an incredible event and an incredible achievement! For the past few months, Future Group has worked tirelessly to raise money for Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, a charity that supports young people fighting cancer […]

Futureproof your block… OZEV UPDATES

Understand the changes and prepare for the Future. If you didn’t already know the Government has committed £1.3bn of funding to help the roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures. EVs are the future and this rollout with help us bring all greenhouse emissions to net-zero by 2050! The truth is unavoidable now and property managers […]

Time to re-think block lighting?

Huge hikes in energy prices mean it’s now critical to review lighting efficiency in the blocks you manage, says Jordan Begg When did you last check the efficiency of your block lighting? Energy prices are only going one way so it’s crucial to ensure that residents aren’t paying more than they need to for lighting. […]

Future Group smashes £2,000 fundraising target!

Jordan, Managing Director of Future Group and Jason, operations director, are both taking part in the Tough Mudder Challenge 2022 on the 2nd of April. With just over a week to go, they have smashed their initial target of £1,500 and have now reached their extended target of £2,000! This achievement is amazing, and the […]

How to get the best value from your maintenance contracts…

Does your block have a planned preventative maintenance plan? If not, why not? asks Jamie Willsdon. It could help you budget better and keep angry residents at bay! Post-pandemic it is clear that for many of us money could be tight. Leaseholders are no exception and they will be looking to their property managers to […]

EVs: the future is now

In 2022, facilities specialists the Future Group are launching an independent plug-in vehicle consultancy service. Here’s why. The future of transport is electric. With plug-in vehicle registrations up by almost 80% in 2021, we are all waking up to the fact that our next car or van may be electric. Responding to this growing market, […]

Understand the changes and prepare for the Future.

If you didn’t already know the Government has committed £1.3bn of funding to help the roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures. EVs are the future and this rollout with help us bring all greenhouse emissions to net-zero by 2050! The truth is unavoidable now and property managers should prepare their blocks for the wave that […]

Electric vehicle charging: how do we split the bill?

The EV revolution is unstoppable Some older charge points are already becoming obsolete. Jamie Willsdon from Future Fuel has the solution. In the new build sector developers of residential blocks, particularly in the build-to-rent market, have been installing electric vehicle (EV) charge points as standard for several years. Early solutions specified and installed by developers […]

The EV BOOM…

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more common… 22,000 electric vehicles were registered in November, almost double that of November last year (10,345), the share of total sales climbed to 19%. This incredible increase in EV sales has influenced the sales of new cars, so far this year 1.53m new cars have been registered. The […]

Future’s NEW online calculator takes the Pain out of PPMs

The last few months have been really hard for businesses around the country and at Future Group we are no exception. It’s been tough – and with further restrictions ahead this winter is going to be hard for all of us. We couldn’t have got through the last few months without the clients who have […]

New Fire Safety Law

London Fire Brigade calls on housing providers to get ready for new fire safety law. All major housing providers in the capital urged to get plans in place. This legislation, the Fire Safety Bill, clarifies that external walls fall under the fire safety regulations that the Brigade enforces in London under the Regulatory Reform (Fire […]

Property Management 50

The results are in for this year’s Property Management 50! The PM50 awards were created in 2019 to provide a platform for recognition and celebration in what can be a largely thankless industry. The hope is that the awards will help to acknowledge the incredible dedication that has been shown in the face of the […]

£6k initiative to get drivers to switch to electric cars

UK drivers could get up to £6k via a taxpayer-funded scheme to switch to electric vehicles. A new initiative is being considered by the British Government which could offer drivers up to £6k to swap their traditional petrol engine car to new cleaner electric vehicles. This is a new idea to help relaunch the economy […]

The pros of LED Lighting at Westminster Bridge Road

It is our responsibility to save our planet. Every business is striving to cut their CO2 emissions to do their part. One way to cut these emissions is by swapping your block lighting to energy-efficient LED lights. Lighting accounts for almost 5% of global CO2 emissions, but even this is too much… If the planet […]

LANDLORDS BEWARE

After years of campaigning to improve electrical safety standards in the private rented sector (PRS) draft regulations have now been laid before Parliament to ensure all PRS properties meet minimum Electrical Safety Standards. Subject to the due parliamentary process, these regulations are to come into force for new tenancies from 1st July 2020, and for […]

Lights Out: A tale of light versus dark

Imagine living with any form of artificial lighting. Think of how black the night sky would have been and how difficult to do anything after sunset. Roads would have been treacherous, not just from potholes, ditches and mud but also sewage, dead animals and those lying in wait for unsuspecting travellers. In the twenty-first century, […]

LED Warranties: Why pay more?

Property managers should check the small print when commissioning LEDs, says Future Lighting Managing Director Jamie Willsdon. Some warranties are not all they seem… Where LED lighting is concerned, all warranties are not created equal. There are as many different guarantees on the market as there are manufacturers out there. With bold claims being made […]

All that glitters…

What’s the problem with block lighting? Jamie Willsdon takes a closer look. Picture the scene – a new development is ready for sale and one of the first prospective buyers turns up in the evening to view. It’s an impressive sight; everything is brand new and the areas around the common walkways and drive glitter […]

FutureProofing

FutureProofing Costs, Energy & Lighting Block managers have their work cut out. Residential lighting is vital to the safety and wellbeing of everyone using any building. The problems associated with meeting these expectations are: cost-savings, efficiency and repairs. These can be an ongoing headache when aiming to provide lighting on demand day in, day out… […]