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.

energy bills

Energy bills are Britain's 'top financial concern'

23/10/2014 9:52 am

A survey by a partnership of leading businesses and charities has found that energy bills are the top financial concern for people in Britain, a report published today has revealed.

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Frozen tap

Tenant to receive 'maximum payment' for emergency repair delay

22/10/2014 2:57 pm

An ombudsman has recommended that Waverley Housing pays a tenant the ‘maximum amount’ under the landlord’s policy for ‘unreasonable delay’ in completing an emergency repair.

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Northern Ireland Assembly

What's on in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 Oct

20/10/2014 0:00 am

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October

Head of sustainable investment, Orbit Group

Social landlord invests £5m into retrofit plan

17/10/2014 4:01 pm

Orbit Group has agreed a retrofit deal with British Gas in which the association will invest £5m into the first stage of a six year energy efficiency programme.

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Sustainable Housing Awards 2014 winners revealed

17/10/2014 3:52 pm

The winners of the 2014 Sustainable Housing Awards have been revealed to a packed audience at a glitzy, environmentally-friendly, ceremony today in the Lancaster London Hotel.

Contractor buys Omega Group for £40m

16/10/2014 3:16 pm

One of the sector’s largest contractors has bought a social housing lettings and management services provider in a deal worth up to £40m.

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Services company signs housing contracts worth £6.5m

16/10/2014 2:55 pm

Travis Perkins Group Managed Services has signed two separate deals with south east social landlords worth a total of £6.5m.

More repairs and maintenance news

A man wearing a mask to lessen the effect of toxic, traffic pollution.

A lot of hot air


Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery


Coming of age?


Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees

Theresa Mohammed, Trowers

Put bad practice behind you


Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed

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Going green or going backwards


The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions

Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

Chief executive, Ducane Housing Association

Happier by design


Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?

Jeremy Kape

Removing the eco shackles


The social housing sector needs a different approach to financing retrofitting than the current government policy, says Jeremy Kape

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Lessons from lifting people out of fuel poverty


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.

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