Social Housing is a vital sector in the UK’s housing economy. It affects many different lives: from young families moving into their first home, thanks to their local Housing
Association, to senior citizens enjoying a comfortable retirement.
These communities need accommodation which truly feels like home – well-maintained spaces that don’t require frequent restorative painting work.
Durable, scrubbable coatings are a must. Mould-prevention, flame-retardance and exterior weather protection should also be a consideration.
We're here to help you
We offer products and services that deliver long-lasting performance, including the scuff-resistant Diamond range, Weathershield exterior range and the flame-retardant Pyroshield coatings.
Our experienced team can also advise you on improving maintenance cycles, and minimising any environmental impact – helping you specify the right products and colours for exceptional results.
Durable Dulux paints ideal for social housing projects
Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt
Tough, water-based matt emulsion containing ultimate scuff resistant technology. Designed to protect against scuff marks, it’s also cleanable and offers good stain resistance, too. So, it’s ideal for use in high traffic areas such as corridors, stairwells and hallways.
Dulux Trade Diamond Matt
Tough, cleanable emulsion in a smooth matt, or mid-sheen finish. Magnolia and Tinting Bases contain Anti-Fade Technology to protect colour pigments from damage. Achieves Class 1 ISO 11998 and Type C BS 7719 scrub ratings, helping walls withstand daily wear and tear. With Stain Repellent Technology built in, the Diamond range is ideal for busy environments needing frequent cleaning.
Dulux Trade Pyroshield
Water-based, flame-retardant coatings that upgrade multi-layered, previously painted walls and ceilings to fire classification Class 0, using the specified system, depending on the substrate classification (tested to BS476, parts 6 and 7). Protects social housing occupants by delaying the spread of flames.
NEW Dulux Trade Plus
Innovative coatings specially developed to help to improve energy efficiency in older buildings – cutting heat loss through solid walls, delivering energy savings, and improving comfort levels.
Sector-specific colour knowledge
Social Housing Specifier Guide
Discover how our evidence-based design principles can help you use colour and design to improve the day-to-day experience of social housing residents.
Social Housing Colour Palettes
Our Commercial Colour Consultants can advise you on how you can use colour to create environments that put occupant wellbeing first.
Tools to support your social housing specification
Dulux Trade Colour Schemer
This easy-to-use online tool makes it quick and simple for specifiers and designers to select ready-made colour schemes for social housing projects.
Dulux Specification Creator
Professionals can use this simple online tool as a quick reference guide, or to build an in-depth paint and woodcare specification for tender documentation.
Dulux Trade Interior Design App
This free tablet app makes it easy to create professional mood boards, using Dulux trade palettes, to share with colleagues and clients.