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.
More than 210 of 250 social homes in Wales left without fuel after water entered gas supply pipes have now been reconnected.
Residents will be given first refusal on new homes
Future governments will be required to tackle England’s least energy-efficient properties to fight fuel poverty, the government has announced today.
The number of households taking advantage of the green deal and the energy company obligation (ECO) in June was the lowest in over a year, government figures have revealed.
New Charter Homes has signed an £18m deal to fit up to 4,500 homes with solar panels in Greater Manchester.
More than 750 homes in south Wales have been left without gas following a burst water main, which led to water leaking into gas pipes.
Landlord’s ‘Digital Deal’ scheme will deny tenants phone access for queries
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.
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