Repairs and maintenance
The latest from the social housing contracting sector, with news and views on planned maintenance, decent homes work, responsive repairs, tenders, deals, frameworks, and health and safety.
A London borough has brought its repairs and maintenance service back in-house after cancelling its contract with Kier.
Keepmoat Property Services has won a five-year maintenance and void property works contract worth more than £8.5m with a social landlord.
The government has closed applications to its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund because of ‘overwhelming popular demand’.
Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) has appointed Wates Living Space to handle its repairs and maintenance under a £15m-a-year contract.
Genesis Housing Association has wiped £19m off its annual costs, following a two-year programme of aggressive efficiency measures.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has warned tenants and landlords of the dangers of leaving combustible materials in communal areas, after seven people had to be rescued from a blaze yesterday morning.
The government has been slammed by campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.
Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?
The social housing sector needs a different approach to financing retrofitting than the current government policy, says Jeremy Kape
As a preview of his Chartered Institute of Housing conference event, Nigel Banks discusses tackling the nine million households in fuel poverty with lessons he’s learned.
Some existing residents won’t reap the benefits of Hackney’s Woodberry Down scheme
The answer to addressing access for gas safety checks could be as simple as getting to know your tenants better, says Elaine Gibson
A new guide for landlords will help to streamline the insulating process
The only thing that could add to the tragedy of the 2009 Lakanal House fire would be if the sector failed to learn from it.