The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

SFG20 Launches Software Solution for Landlords, Tenants and Owners

SFG20 Launches Software Solution for Landlords, Tenants and Owners
21 January 2021
 

SFG20 has announced a Residential Property Functional Set to support transparency on building maintenance safety requirements.

The launch comes at a time when safety and maintenance in the residential buildings sector is under particular scrutiny. The new Building Safety Bill (currently in draft form) is the result of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of UK building regulations.

It focuses on “higher risk” buildings for the protection of residents. The Bill covers the design and construction of these buildings, and seeks to assure residents that the buildings they live in “are safe and remain so”.

 

Safety and Maintenance in the Residential Buildings Sector

 

The Residential Property Functional Set is a suite of over 750 maintenance task schedules covering assets and equipment found in the residential property sector.

Steve Tomkins, Head of Business Development for SFG20, says: “Each schedule provides detailed guidance on the maintenance and pertinent regulatory requirements. This ensures optimal preventative maintenance regimes are in place, and that buildings are compliant with the latest legislation, guidance and best practice.”

Safety in residential properties is a key issue in today’s maintenance sector. This new solution from SFG20 offers peace-of-mind for not only for maintenance and facilities teams but also landlords and building tenants.

Tomkins continues: “It will be vital to ensure that maintenance of these buildings is carried out to a recognised standard, which SFG20 is. Dame Judith Hackitt highlighted ignorance of current legislation as a major problem in our sector, and our aim is to provide a solution that keeps everyone up-to-date and their buildings compliant.”

SFG20 covers the key components of a building that require preventative maintenance to protect the building’s integrity and operation. “SFG20 includes elements from building fabric to operational support and protective service systems, ensuring they operate as intended should the worst happen,” explains Tomkins.

The SFG20 Residential Property Functional Set also supports effective planning for users. Its schedules are fully customisable, so that specific tasks for a building can be easily highlighted along with expected service times.

Colour-coding to distinguish between mandatory and discretionary tasks helps users project manage more efficiently, saving time, energy and money. “For landlords, the benefit of better maintenance is not simply compliance,” says Tomkins. 

“Managed maintenance means that building services equipment meets its expected design life and there are far fewer unexpected breakdowns, saving money and keeping residents safe.”

Picture: a photograph of two people, none wearing a hard hat, looking at a large residential tower block from a distance. A crane can also be seen

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 January 2021

Share



Related Articles

Building Safety Bill Becomes Law

The much-discussed Building Safety Bill has received Royal Assent and will become an Act of Parliament. The bill has been one of the most talked-about legislative...

 Read Full Article
BESA Calls for Compromise in Safety Insurance Row

Contractors and insurers must work together to ensure the rising cost of professional indemnity insurance does not undermine efforts to improve building safety, according...

 Read Full Article
BESA Backs Fast Tracking of Indoor Environment Quality Measurement Standard

The Building Engineering Services Association has praised the British Standards Institute for speeding up the development of a new standard for measuring indoor...

 Read Full Article
SFG20 Launches Packaged Maintenance Solution for Care Homes 

SFG20, the software tool for facilities managers and building maintenance teams, has introduced a new dedicated package for the care home sector. The SFG20 Residential...

 Read Full Article
Dame Hackitt Will Reinforce Safety Message at BESA Conference

Building safety reformer Dame Judith Hackitt is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s BESA National Conference, which is being held online on November...

 Read Full Article
COVID Crisis is No Excuse for Corner-Cutting, says BESA

BESA has urged construction companies to resist the temptation to use the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to return to “a culture of corner-cutting”. The...

 Read Full Article
BESA to Collaborate with ThisWeekinFM 

ThisWeekinFM has formed a strategic partnership with BESA, the voice of firms active within the building services and FM industry. Through this partnership, the...

 Read Full Article
What Role Does Building Maintenance Play in Energy Saving?

Steve Tomkins, Director of Product and Business Development at SFG20, talks us through the energy impact of correctly maintained facilities. Steve is a chartered...

 Read Full Article
Clean Air Day 2022 – The Business Case for Improved Air Quality

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector.   Watch the...

 Read Full Article
BESA Supports CIBSE's Pledge to Inspire New Generation of Engineers

The building services industry has been urged to rally behind new CIBSE President Kevin Mitchell’s campaign to inspire a new generation of engineers. Kevin, in...

 Read Full Article