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.


Social tenants left without gas reconnected

27/08/2014 3:39 pm

More than 210 of 250 social homes in Wales left without fuel after water entered gas supply pipes have now been reconnected.

The homes were at risk of carbon monoxide

Midlothian homes in carbon dioxide risk

26/08/2014 10:24 am

Residents will be given first refusal on new homes

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fuel poverty

Consultation on government's fuel poverty strategy published

22/08/2014 3:03 pm

Future governments will be required to tackle England’s least energy-efficient properties to fight fuel poverty, the government has announced today.

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Decline of green deal and ECO take-up like 'Groundhog Day'

22/08/2014 2:34 pm

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.

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solar panels, right time for social landlords to invest in energy efficiency

Up to 4,500 homes to benefit from solar deal

22/08/2014 1:21 pm

New Charter Homes has signed an £18m deal to fit up to 4,500 homes with solar panels in Greater Manchester.

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Hundreds of social tenants left without gas following burst main

22/08/2014 8:53 am | Updated: 22/08/2014 3:16 pm

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.

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Nick Atkin, chief executive of Halton Housing

Tablet-equipped tenants to be denied phone access to landlord

21/08/2014 11:52 am

Landlord’s ‘Digital Deal’ scheme will deny tenants phone access for queries

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Weighing up the risks


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