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 round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October
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.
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.
One of the sector’s largest contractors has bought a social housing lettings and management services provider in a deal worth up to £40m.
Travis Perkins Group Managed Services has signed two separate deals with south east social landlords worth a total of £6.5m.
Housing experts are warning that landlords face a costs squeeze under the reformed social rent formula as a result of unprecedentedly low inflation rates.
A government plan to allow councils to borrow £300m above their housing revenue account debt limits is unattractive due to the rigid conditions attached, councils have warned.
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
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
Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed
The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions
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.