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 contractor has appointed a new chief executive as it continues to remodel its business into four key divisions.
Sector calls for more financial incentives and government tariff pledge
The business case for government investment in a major home energy efficiency infrastructure programme is ‘strong’ and could result in £4.95bn financial savings for UK households by 2030, according to a report released today.
Four in 10 social housing tenants have cited better repairs and maintenance as their top priority for improving quality of life.
Skanska has won the contract for the second stage of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, which is estimated to be worth around £750 million.
England’s largest social housing tenant body has spoken out against a campaign to give housing associations more powers to access homes for gas inspections.
A new £1bn pot of lending for social housing, urban renewal and energy efficiency has been agreed between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the London Green Fund (LGF).
The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard
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