Radon Gas

Radon is a radioactive gas that affects a small number of our properties. You can't see, smell, or taste it and it requires special equipment to detect it. It comes from the rocks and soil found everywhere in the UK.   

Radon gas symbol and magnifying glass

The radon levels we breathe outside are extremely low but can be higher in certain areas inside due to a lack of ventilation under the floor.  

What we are doing to keep you safe

We are committed to monitoring homes in areas which have been identified as having potential risk of radon. We follow the official guidance from Public Health England who are responsible for monitoring Radon throughout the UK, as well as guidance from www.ukradon.org.  

We actively assesses and monitor levels of radon across our stock, helping ensure that any action that is needed is taken to keep customers safe. 

We ensure properties in identified areas defined by UK radon maps, are tested to ensure adequate ventilation is available to reduce the risk to an acceptable level. 

We will let you know of any identified radon risk in your location requiring further investigation. 

What you can do to assist and keep yourself safe:

 If your property has been identified as being affected by radon: 

  • Allow any mobile monitoring equipment to be installed in your property for a small period until returned for analysis. 
  • Do not block any ventilation installed in your floors or walls - these are designed to allow any potential gases to escape into the fresh air. 

 If you have any questions or concerns about Radon, please contact us on 0333 200 7304