Month: September 2019

Bidding 4 homes

Bidding 4 homes. Properties that we advertise

Bidding for homes

Once you are on the housing register, Bidding 4 homes the next step is to bid (apply) to rent one of the properties that we advertise.

You must bid a home in order to be considered for it.

All available homes are advertised:

How to Bidding 4 homes

You can let us know you’re interested in an advertised property by bidding.

In addition to this, you can also withdraw a bid during the same cycle period that a property is advertised in.

However you cannot withdraw a bid after the cycle has closed.

The chances of being successful will be greatly improved if you widen the choice of properties that you bid for each week.

Bid online

You can bid online by using the Tower Hamlets homeseekers website.

If you do not have internet access at home,

you can use computers available at the One Stop Shops and Idea Stores, free of charge, to search  Bidding 4 homes

For suitable homes and also place bids.

What happens once I have made a bid?

When Bidding 4 homes has closed, we review all the bids.

And sort them according to the priorities outlined in the Tower Hamlets Allocation scheme.

Once we have made our decision, we will contact the successful applicant to arrange a property viewing.

Due to the vast number of bids we receive per property, we are unfortunately unable to contact unsuccessful bidders.

What happens if I am offered a property?

Confirming your circumstances

Firstly, we will need to make checks to ensure that your circumstances haven’t changed since you joined the list or made the bid, e.g. you are not in rent arrears, the members of your family have not moved.

Viewing and acceptance

You will have an opportunity to view the property and decide whether you want to accept it or not.

Also are expected to make a decision as soon as possible, but normally no later than the day after you view the property.

There are consequences to unreasonably missing viewings or refusing offers.

Moving in

If you view a property on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday,

Usually be expected to move into it on the following Monday.

If you view the property on Thursday or Friday, you will usually be expected to move in on the second Monday after the viewing

If you have viewed a property that is not yet ready to move into, we will let you know when you can expect to move in to it.

Can I refuse a property I’ve been offered?

You should only bid for properties that you are willing to accept, if offered.

If you refuse more than two homes that are offered to you, there will be a 12 month demotion to the bottom of the band your application sits in.

In addition, this penalty will be repeated every time you refuse any subsequent offers.

For more information, please take a look at the allocation scheme.

Is there a penalty if I refuse or don’t attend a viewing?

You must tell us if you are not able or not prepared to attend a viewing, giving at least 24 hours’ notice.

If you do not attend a viewing and haven’t given us notice,

We will take this to mean that you have refused the property, unless there are very good reasons.

Applicants registered as homeless

If you are registered with the Homeless Service and do not view a property,

you could lose your temporary accommodation, meaning you may no longer be entitled help from the council with your housing circumstances.

Please contact your homeless team for more information.

Priority applicants Bidding 4 homes

  • If you are offered a home as an emergency case on medical grounds and refuse the offer unreasonably,
  • Your priority will be withdrawn and you will be placed in Band 1 Group B as a priority medical case.
  • If your application is in priority social category Group A or B, or a priority target group in Band 1 Group B and you refuse an offer unreasonably, your priority will be withdrawn.

You can ask us to review the decision to withdraw any priority award.

We will consider every review on its merits.

Please see the allocation scheme appendix 3 – right of review, for more information.

Further information

Lettings Customer Services Team

Tel: 020 7364 2826





WATER BASED SCREEN PRINTING INK. uses either pigments or dyes that are dissolved in water.

The water is used as the solvent.

When the water evaporates the ink is cured or set.

It can happen either by using a forced air drying system or the fabric can be left to dry at room temperature.

Water-based ink is the most commonly used inks due to the fact that they dry up easily.

The method used to dry the material will usually be determined by the volume or speed of production.

Water-based printing  ink is usually used for printing yard goods either on the roll or in piece form.

 Screen printing has been around for time immemorial but it keeps gaining popularity every day.

Because of it’s dynamic and universal nature it is considered as one of the advanced methods.

For promoting any business and taking it to the next level.

It is the most versatile process of all printing processes that can help all types of business gets recognition in a huge crowd.

The fact that the process can be used for a variety of substrates.

Including glass, metals, fabrics, paper, plastics, paper, paperboard, plastics, nylon, cotton, glass, metals, etc.

Has made it a popular choice for brand promotion these days.


Why water based ink?

The simple answer is:

It looks as good as other types of ink, it feels better to the touch, it’s better for the environment, it’s cleaner and it’s easier to both use and clean up.

There’s many options out there and we’re proud to reveal the worlds most trusted brands.

Our own highly rated waterbased ink, specifically designed for screen printing and made right here in the UK.

Professional quality inks from the USA by Jacquard and Speedball with Permaset, from Austrailia.

So whether you’re printing on to t shirts, paper, card, wood or something else, check out the great range of colours below and if you have any questions, just give us a call.


Screen prints are usually done on posters, t-shirts, hats, bags, DVDs/CDs, bumper stickers and on a lot of other objects.

It is also known to many as serigraphy and it involves the process of printmaking by creating a sharp edge image with the help of a stencil.

Screenprints can be done in various shapes and materials which include wood, glass, paper, ceramics, plastics, and metals.

This process involves materials which are quite affordable and moreover the tools or the equipment used can be prepared at home for a very nominal charge.

The necessary items required for such a task are here listed:

Screens: The screens used for screen printing are usually made of metal or wood frames which are covered with fabric mesh that is stretched and attached to the frame.

The mesh has fine holes for the ink to seep through.


The light source for exposure: The light exposure used for screen prints are those which gives off  Water-based printing  ink

Ultra Violet light.

Most of the light sources we use give off Water-based printing  ink Ultra Violet but the rate of exposure varies.

The screen gets expose faster when there is enough Ultra Violet light source.

Some of the ultraviolet light sources that can be used are halogen, metal halide, blacklight unfiltered,

Also mercury vapor and above all the sunlight.


Squeegees: Squeegees are tools which help the screen printer to push the ink through the screen and then to the substrate.

In order to get a sharp image, the squeegees are used to cut the ink.

These tools come in various sizes and durometers.


Light sensitive coating and scoop Coater: The light-sensitive coatings are applied on the screen .

Locks and the holes are blocked except the one where the image is placed.

It is highly sensitive to Water based ink. Ultra Violet light and can become harden on exposure to such lights.

The scoop Coater, on the other hand, it is used to apply the liquid coating on top of the screens


water-based ink has gained popularity in screen printing since it’s majorly being used in printing some companies logo

Three major elements involved in the screen printing process are image carrier; the squeegee; and ink.

The ink is unarguably the major element in the screen printing process.


The tide is turning however due to innovative new developments and technological advances.

Within the world of water-based ink printing and artistic designs.

Unlike plastic based inks, water-based screen printing isn’t layered directly over the fabric.

Instead, it’s actually absorbed into each and every fiber, allowing the shirt to stretch and breathe the way it naturally would before decoration.

In stark contrast to plastic-based inks, these prints are soft, delicate, detailed and nearly imperceptible to the touch.

Often not being able to tell where the prints end and the dyes begin.

The fabric retains its breath ability and the prints themselves last a lot of lot longer.

Than those made by traditional methods of production

All of this comes down to the fact that a shirt produced with these inks are generally of much higher quality,

Are also easier to look after and are a lot more comfortable and enjoyable to wear.

A wide range of special effects can also be achieved when using water-based inks since it’s easier to capture fine artwork and precise detail.

Some of the most beautiful prints out there are made with these impressive-looking materials

And work with them is usually reserved for rich yard-long tapestries or adding designs to warm thick towels.

The Myth.

While it’s true these inks had their flaws originally

Which was the inability to print well on dark shirts,

Slow cure times, and a tendency to dry in screens if left overnight

These problems have all but been eliminated by advances in modern technology,

Allowing for much more stunning designs and breathtaking artwork to be printed.

Furthermore onto smaller fabrics and with much greater efficiency and precision.

WATER BASED SCREEN PRINTING INK  can routinely and reliably produce prints that are far superior in quality than their plastic counterparts,

while at the same time maintaining their much more stunning and breathtaking results.

If you’re interested in impressive effects and comfortable, environmentally friendly fashion,

WATER BASED SCREEN PRINTING INK  designs are definitely the next big thing to look out for

See for yourself and you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by the impact a splash of water can make.

Water based screen printing inks are perfect for printing on to all coloured garments.

The results are superb and the soft hand of the print is something that you often find used on the high street by leading fashion brands.
The process is great for large printable areas as the ink allows the fabric to breath .

Unlike a conventional plastisol print that I’m sure you all know, recognise and perhaps despise!

As one of the UK’s only Soil Association approved screen printers, we love printing (and cleaning up) with waterbased ink.