1. Access to utility cupboards

    For access to utility cupboards or supplies for telephone or TV connections, please contact the NEAT team 48 hours before your contractor appointment.

  2. Asbestos safety

    Asbestos was a very commonly used building material from the 1950s up to the 1990s when it was banned in the UK. If undisturbed, asbestos causes no harm or problem. Please click to read about how we manage asbestos.

  3. Avoid scams - please be aware of scammers and follow our tips

    Recently we’ve noticed an increase in reported cases of scams. Please read more for our tips to avoid scammers.

  4. Carbon Monoxide

    Find out about Carbon Monoxide safety by clicking the title.

  5. Changing a cooker

    When thinking about changing a cooker please consider the advice here.

  6. Condensation

    Condensation can be a problem in any home, old or new, and can become more noticeable in the autumn and winter. Everyday things like cooking, washing, bathing and even breathing cause moisture, which is released into the air. The information and film here will explain how condensation forms and how you can keep it to a minimum, therefore reducing the risk of dampness and mould growth in your home.

  7. Contents insurance

    While many people often hope nothing will happen to their belongings, sometimes things can go wrong unexpectedly and it is important to have insurance cover. We have teamed up with Thistle so you can get contents insurance easily and at a price that is affordable. 

  8. Energy saving tips

    Save energy and money with these useful tips.

  9. Fire safety

    Taking the risk of fire seriously is very important to protect residents and communities.

    Silva Homes works in close partnership with the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) to give advice about fire prevention and fire safety.

  10. Gas safety and if you smell gas

    Every 12 months Silva Homes carries out safety checks of gas boilers and gas fittings that we supply in tenants' homes. We can also do this for leaseholders (charges may apply). Find out more about gas safety.

  11. Home safety and accidents involving children

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) warns that accidental injuries are a major health problem throughout the United Kingdom. Sadly, they are one of the most common causes of death in children over one year of age, and each year they leave many thousands permanently disabled or disfigured. Read more for ROSPA's advice and guidance to stay safe.

  12. Home security

    Bracknell Forest has a low level of crime, but at any time of year it's handy to take some precautions to protect your home from burglary.

  13. Save money on your energy bills and change tariffs

    Get the best energy tariff, reduce your bills and save energy using social housing energy specialists Citrus Switch service.

  14. Severe weather information

    Tips for winter and severe weather

  15. Smoke detectors

    Test your detectors regularly to make sure they are in good working order.

  16. TV aerials

    Our Customer Experience Centre regularly gets asked about TV aerials, so here’s a few tips that answer some of the common queries and what to do if your TV signal stops.

  17. Waste disposal and recycling

    We have links to information about your local waste and recycling services, and can help with the collection of bulky items. Fly-tipping is illegal and harms the appearance of neighbourhoods, so please recycle and dispose of items responsibly.

  18. Water safety

    Water safety is important for the prevention of disease. Find out what we do and what you can do for good water safety.

  19. Winter tips

    We have a range of tips and sources of information and support for preparing for winter, for example protecting water pipes and heating, staying warm, getting weather alerts, keeping in touch, and travelling safely. 

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Home safety and tips

Please click on the title for more information about each of the home safety and tips topics.