Repairs & Maintenance
One of the largest housing associations in the south west has taken its repairs service in-house.
There is ‘no clear link’ between the size of a landlord’s repairs operation and cost savings, according to analysis by Housemark.
Out of Hyding Video
Since Hyde Group poached its new chief executive from Serco, she’s been tight-lipped. Now, she breaks her silence to Nick Duxbury
An influential committee has urged the government to bolster support for low-carbon heat and provide at least five years of certainty on funding for energy efficiency retrofit of homes.
Housing associations are looking closely at the financial implications of retrofitting homes to make them more energy efficient in the light of the extension of the Right to Buy.
With the Conservatives’ shock election win and issues around tightening finances setting the tone, this year’s conference has a lot of ground to cover. We take a look at some of the key themes and highlights
Apprenticeships are a popular way for social landlords to boost employment opportunities – but how easy are they to access for disabled people? On national apprenticeship week, Maria Brett meets a young, deaf apprentice
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Solid wall insulation has great potential to improve tenants’ lives. But, says Mitch Gee, technical director at SPSenvirowall, it also must be designed well
Social value should be second nature to service providers, argues Barry Boxall, divisional director, Building Solutions South, VINCI Facilities
A joined up approach to asset management can help every pound go further, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group
A new fund to bring empty homes and high street spaces back into use has been launched by the Scottish Government.
Oldham's best Video
The youngest council leader in the country, Jim McMahon, is leading Oldham as the government devolves a range of new powers to Greater Manchester. Reni Eddo-Lodge reports
Field day Video
Building on brownfield is the preference of the new government, but how viable is it? Mark Wilding reports on the practicalities and the possibilities
Are one in 10, one in five or one in one sold homes being replaced? We take a look
The tipping point Video
Housing associations have just finished a booming year of building. Pete Apps reports on this year’s list of housing’s 50 biggest builders. Additional research by Gene Robertson
‘I thought he actually came across quite well,’ said a delegate as the housing minister sank back into his sofa looking more than slightly relieved. ‘Better than Grant Shapps anyway.’