Asset Management

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DCH takes repairs service in-house

19/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

One of the largest housing associations in the south west has taken its repairs service in-house.

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'No clear link between repairs contract size and savings'

19/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

There is ‘no clear link’ between the size of a landlord’s repairs operation and cost savings, according to analysis by Housemark.

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Out of Hyding Video

17/06/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

Since Hyde Group poached its new chief executive from Serco, she’s been tight-lipped. Now, she breaks her silence to Nick Duxbury

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Committee urges government action on ECO

30/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

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.

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Right to Buy extension could affect viability of retrofits

25/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

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.

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CIH Housing 2015: highlights

12/06/2015

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

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Accessible apprenticeships

10/03/2015 | By Maria Brett

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

26/06/2015 | By Mitch Gee

Solid wall insulation has great potential to improve tenants’ lives. But, says Mitch Gee, technical director at SPSenvirowall, it also must be designed well

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The extra mile

26/06/2015 | By Barry Boxall

Social value should be second nature to service providers, argues Barry Boxall, divisional director, Building Solutions South, VINCI Facilities

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Working together

12/06/2015 | By Colin Middlemass

A joined up approach to asset management can help every pound go further, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group

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Scottish Government launches £4m empty homes fund

29/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

A new fund to bring empty homes and high street spaces back into use has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Oldham's best Video

23/06/2015 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge

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

For use in Inside Housing, 26 June 2015

Field day Video

23/06/2015 | By Mark Wilding

Building on brownfield is the preference of the new government, but how viable is it? Mark Wilding reports on the practicalities and the possibilities

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Fact check: Right to Buy stats

26/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

Are one in 10, one in five or one in one sold homes being replaced? We take a look

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The tipping point Video

26/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

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

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Charm offensive

25/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

‘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.’

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